17 October 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On October 15, 2019, State Police arrested James D. Spear, 52, of Potsdam, after an investigation revealed that he made several unauthorized purchases on a company credit card while employed by North Country Housing Council. These purchases occurred between November 2017 and January 2019, and were in excess of $3,000.
Spear was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree (D felony). He was arraigned in the Canton Town Court and released under the supervision of probation.