Man Charged With Stealing $18,000 From Food Pantry


Man Charged With

Stealing $18K From

Cooperstown Pantry

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

Antoine Bourbon-Parm

COOPERSTOWN – The former co-director of the Cooperstown Food Pantry was arraigned at 12:30 p.m. today in Otsego Town Court, charged with stealing more than $18,000 from the organization.

Antoine Bourbon-Parme, also known as Anthony Cazzari, was sent to Otsego County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond by Town Justice Gary Kuch.

According to the court documents, Bourbon-Parme forged the names of  Audrey Murray, retired director, Stacey Smith, director, and Sharon Oberriter, president, on eight checks, beginning in October 2017. The last check, dated Jan. 22, was for $1,852.38.

The three allegedly reviewed financial records and found that unauthorized checks were being drafted and cashed. In all, Bourbon-Parme allegedly stole $18,579 over eight checks.

He was charged with grand larceny in the third degree. His next appearance is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24

4 thoughts on “Man Charged With Stealing $18,000 From Food Pantry

  1. Susan Straub

    So sorry to read the information about Antoine and the theft. How can we really know who to trust and believe in today? As a volunteer at the C’twn food pantry, I would feel guilty if I just stole a delicious looking muffin or loaf of bread that had been donated. It is a wonderful place and provides such a needed service. Shame on you Antoine and now I’m sure all kinds of things related to security, interviewing volunteers, hiring, etc. will be considered. Sue Straub

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