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Motion arguments in Deeds case adjourned; no date set for former Seneca County official

Pretrial motion arguments in the case against former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds had been scheduled for Tuesday in Seneca County Court.

However, the matter was adjourned. James Doyle, the Rochester attorney representing Deeds, said a new court date has not been set. It was unclear who requested the adjournment when the Times went to press Tuesday night.

Deeds, 43, was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury Oct. 15 on one count of defrauding the government, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, seven counts of first-degree falsifying business records, and one count of official misconduct. The first three charges are class E felonies, while the latter is a class A misdemeanor.

Deeds entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment and remains free on her own recognizance.

The indictment charges her with engaging in a scheme with the intent of defrauding the county by false or fraudulent pretenses. She is accused of falsifying her time sheets, resulting in her being paid $2,169.54 for time not worked from Dec. 29, 2017, to May 4, 2018.

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