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OCY Director Lundeen to Resign

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Kevin Lundeen, Director of the Erie County Office of Children and Youth is resigning.  The decision comes one day after Conewango Township Police in Warren County charged him with theft, forgery and fraud.  12News/SeeNews was first to report that Lundeen was arraigned on felony and misdemeanor charges for the personal use of two vehicles and gas cards belonging to the Forest-Warren County Department of Human Services.  

The alleged crimes took place between 2005 and 2014 when Lundeen worked for Warren County DHS and managed the fleet of vehicles.  In an interview with investigators on June 26 he admitted to forging the signatures of several employees on gas receipts, duty logs and travel logs for the vehicles in question a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and a 2004 Dodge Durango. 

County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper says the resignation is effective immediately.  She was not aware of the criminal probe until we contacted her last week.  In a statement issued this morning, Dahlkemper said she learned of the full extent of the charges Tuesday afternoon.  We'll have much more on this story coming up at noon and this evening on 12News, SeeNews.

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