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An Auburn woman pleaded guilty to a felony Tuesday morning for using a Skaneateles company's checks to pay personal bills. 

Julie A. McGinn, 44, of 16 Meadowbrook Dr., was charged with second-degree grand larceny in September 2016. At the time, New York State Police said McGinn stole more than $82,000 from her former employer, Empire Technical Associates, in Skaneateles

According to police, McGinn was an office manager for the company when she wrote $82,239 worth of unauthorized company checks. She allegedly used the money to pay her personal cell phone and credit card bills from 2010 to May 2016.

On Tuesday morning, McGinn pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony. The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office said she also paid $89,000 in restitution.

Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti agreed to sentence McGinn to about a month in jail. McGinn will be allowed to choose whether she serves 32 consecutive days or 16 weekends at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility in Jamesville.

McGinn was released on her own recognizance. Her sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 29. 

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Staff writer Megan Blarr can be reached at (315) 282-2282 or Follow her on Twitter @CitizenBlarr. 


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