Former Newark Valley Pastor Arrested for Embezzlement

| November 6, 2009

A former pastor has been arrested twice for stealing from his church and from the Tioga County Habitat for Humanity.

27-year-old David Heckman Jr. of Binghamton was arrested for stealing $1,500 from The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Newark Valley.

He is also charged with stealing more than $50,000 from the Tioga County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, while he was a member of the board of directors.

Heckman's been remanded to the Tioga County Jail.

The Investigation is ongoing into Heckman’s activities.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the New York State Police at Owego (607)-687-3961.

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