Finance manager at SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam indicted in Georgia for theft
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:20 am

Finance manager at SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam indicted in Georgia for theft

The woman hired a year and a half ago to handle finances at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton has been indicted for theft at her last job in Georgia.

Natalie Higley was hired to fill a post surrounded by some controversy because it was the first post filled under a new policy by the two colleges to share services. Higley was hired away from Bainbridge State College as the joint vice-president for business affairs and administrative services.

But the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight reported yesterday that a grand jury there returned indictments against her and three others on charges they stole college property – a tractor, a golf cart and other items – and of making false statements about it.

Documents released by the Georgia Superior Court indicate that Higley, and the others were employees of BSC and illegally obtained and sold the equipment, according to the Bainbridge newspaper.