A Broome Developmental Center employee, in charge of operations at a residential center in Delaware County, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from residents at the center.

Delaware County Sheriff mug shot Christina Townsend

Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond says 31-year-old Christina Townsend of Port Crane is charged with felony grand larceny and scheme to defraud.

Dumond says she’s accused of stealing over $12,000 intended for developmentally disabled persons at the Broome Developmental Center residential facility in Franklin.  The Sheriff says the thefts allegedly happened in an on-going scheme over the course of several years.

Townsend was released on her own recognizance pending further court action.