is accused of stealing $75,000 from Siemans Technologies and Upstate Telecommunications Corp.
, a local development corporation created to upgrade Monroe County's information technology and copier systems.
LDCs are private non-profits created to provide services to municipal governments.
The indictment alleges that Lynch
, 50, of Rochester, and an unnamed individual caused Toshiba Business Solutions to turn in phony invoices to Siemens
to pay for part of a tent at the 2008 Senior PGA Championship tournament at Oak Hill Country Club
The scheme was necessary because Lynch
could not use Siemens funds
for that purpose, the indictment states.
False invoices submitted to Siemens
Business Solutions indicated a contractual relationship between Siemens
and Toshiba on a UTC copier project.
had already contracted directly with UTC
for services covered by the contract.
caused fake entries to be made in UTC's
and Siemens' books to hide the theft, the indictment alleges.
That audit questioned $1.9 million in fees, citing Upstate Telecom and Lynch
as a Treadstone principal as recipients of hefty fees passed through Navitech.
Arraigned Tuesday before acting Monroe County state Supreme Court Justice Robert Noonan, Lynch
was released on his
was charged with one count of second degree grand larceny and two counts of falsifying business records.