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Former Bates Troy general manager charged with stealing thousands from company

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Bates Troy's former general manager is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the prominent Binghamton health care linen and dry cleaning company, according to prosecutors.

According to papers filed in Binghamton City Court, 60-year-old Thomas Singe is charged with second-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Investigators say that between February 2014 and October 2016, Singe placed seven orders of linens on behalf of Bates Troy to American Associated Companies in Georgia. American Associated Companies is described as a full-service linen distributor on its website.

It is alleged that Singe had American Associated Companies ship those linens to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Rochester and the Monroe County Children's Center in Rush, New York.

Bates Troy Laundry paid more than $114,000 to American Associated Companies for the seven orders, investigators say, while Singe, the owner of Premier Linen Services, received more than $74,000 for the seven orders from Monroe County.

The complaint notes Bates Troy Laundry still has not received the ordered linens, nor received payment from Singe, Premier Linen Services or Monroe County.

The Broome County District Attorney's Office is investigating the case.

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