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Clerk steals $57K from Smokin’ Joe’s

LOCKPORT – A former clerk at Smokin’ Joe’s gas station and retail complex on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $57,700 from the business during a 14-month period.

Michael J. Swanson Jr., 23, of Chew Road on the reservation, admitted to fourth-degree grand larceny before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III, who scheduled sentencing for Nov. 14. Swanson faces up to four years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney John N. Philipps Jr. said Swanson falsified deposit returns from the till to make off with the money between March 26, 2015, and May 18 of this year.

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