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Former bookkeeper from Solvay accused of embezzling nearly $700k

A former bookkeeper is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company he worked for, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say 62-year-old Walter J. Dudas, of Solvay, was charged Monday with second-degree Forgery, first-degree Falsifying Business Records, second-degree Grand Larceny and first-degree Identity Theft.

Dudas allegedly disbursed checks drawn on the business account for Spensieri Diversified and cashed them himself. By doing this, he stole almost $700,000 over the course of several years, according to investigators.

Dudas was arraigned in the Town of Geddes Monday and had bail set at $25,000 cash or bond. He's due back in court on March 6th.

Investigators say Dudas may have worked at other businesses in the area and are asking anyone who employed him in a similar capacity to call them at 315-435-3081.

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