Nancy Reich was a fixture in the North Country for years, heading the ComLinks social service agency based in Malone. Yesterday, according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican, she was led into a Franklin County courtroom in handcuffs.
Former ComLinks Executive Director Nancy Reich has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on six counts, among them grand larceny and falsifying business records.
Reich, 64, of Paul Smiths also faces one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, four counts of first-degree falsifying business records and one count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.
Reich pleaded not guilty and was released without bail, though she was required to surrender her passport. She will be back in court in April.
Yesterday’s arraignment followed a scathing Comptroller’s report that accused Reich of using the non-profit’s funds to pay for her own lavish lifestyle.