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Saratoga County justice candidate charged with theft

Saratoga County justice candidate charged with theft

A candidate for Edinburg town justice has been indicted on Schenectady County on charges of forgery

A candidate for Edinburg town justice has been indicted in Schenectady County on charges of forgery and grand larceny.

Brian M. Kedik faces two felony counts for allegedly endorsing and cashing a check belonging to his former in-laws, according to Assistant District Attorney William Sanderson.

"The check was from the bottom of a money market checkbook and [Kedik allegedly] took the check up to Saratoga and deposited it into an account he shared with his then-wife," Sanderson said.

The check was for $12,000 and was cashed in May of 2004.

Sanderson said Kedik's ex-mother-in-law stated she had not discovered the missing check until last December when she was reconciling the bank account's figures.

The case was first heard in Rotterdam Town Court and then turned over to the grand jury which indicted Kedik last week.

He was arraigned in Schenectady County Court Monday and released without bail pending future court appearances.

Kedik said the matter is the result of "an ugly divorce" and he looks forward to explaining his side of the story in court.

Kedik is one of two candidates running for a pair of open town justice offices in Edinburg.

Incumbent Douglas Sterling is seeking re-election and Kedik is running for the justice position vacated in May with the resignation of Melanie VanEvery.

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