© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Olean firefighter charged with $116,000 theft

City of Olean Fire Department logo
Olean Fire Department

A City of Olean firefighter has been charged with the theft of more than $116,000 from his department.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman and the New York State Police Wednesday announced a combined investigation has resulted in the arrest of Terry Gaylor Jr., 41.

Gaylor is charged with second degree grand larceny, two counts of second degree forgery and official misconduct.

Gaylor is a former trustee of the Olean Fire Department. He is accused of paying personal credit card bills directly from the fire department’s account, including money for his private business and writing unauthorized checks to himself, some with forged signatures.

Gaylor is due back in Cattaraugus County court on Feb. 14.