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Death of pedestrian probed in West Seneca

West Seneca police were investigating an apparent fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Union Road late Tuesday evening.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in front of Southgate Plaza, officers said. Police were not releasing any additional details at press time.


Ex-temporary worker charged in credit theft

Officials of a Buffalo financial services company said they blew the whistle on a temporary employee whom they caught stealing from clients.

"We regret that this happened, because it inconvenienced clients and put a blot on our record," said Bob Miller Jr., vice president of Miller Gesko Co.

A former temporary employee admitted Monday that she illegally obtained and used credit cards in the names of three city residents.

Jamie Guzzetta, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony charge of access device fraud, the U.S. attorney's office reported Monday.

Guzzetta used the cards in attempts to obtain goods worth $6,768, authorities said. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case.

Federal officials confirmed that Miller's office contacted police last year after learning Guzzetta had stolen from clients. Miller said it was the first such incident he is aware of in his company's history.


Two Hamburg men charged in marijuana operation

Two men were arrested in connection with an apparent marijuana-growing operation in the Town of Hamburg, Hamburg town police reported Tuesday.

Police raided a house at 4487 McKinley Parkway on Friday after receiving information regarding alleged drug activity and sales from the home, police said.

Matthew Piechowicz, 47, of the address that was raided, was charged with growing marijuana. Zachary Lenahan, 22, no address listed, was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana.

In all, police seized 12 marijuana plants as well as 20 grams of dried and packaged marijuana and a large amount of drug paraphernalia.

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