Michael T. Baldwin Reports, 11/21/21
A Potter County Judge has handed down a jail sentence to a former first responder in Genesee, PA. In the Court of Common Pleas, Judge Stephen Minor delivered a sentence of 14 months to 28 months to Scott Andrew Luce, age 37. At the time of sentencing, Luce had paid restitution in the amount $93,452.51. In June 2017, Pennsylvania State Police leveled more than 128 felony and misdemeanor counts against Luce. The judge also ruled that the entire sentence shall run concurrent to the New York State sentence Luce is currently serving. The Court further ruled:
- Defendant shall make a public apology by public notice covering the Genesee Township area.
- The defendant shall not be involved as a Treasurer or Officer in any Non-Profit Organizations.
- The defendant will receive credit for time served, being three (3) days.
- The Defendant is to have NO CONTACT with the victim(s) of his crime.
- The Defendant shall comply with all terms and conditions established by the PA Department of Probation/Parole.
While Treasurer of Genesee Fire & Ambulance, Luce was accused of stealing nearly $100,000. In Potter County, he pled guilty to a single count of felony theft by unlawful taking. Luce had also been convicted of stealing funds from the Independence Emergency Squad while he served as treasurer there.