A second charge alleging theft in office has been filed against a former Bloomville police officer.
William R. Laugherty, 28, who was discharged from the force in November and indicted on the fifth-degree felony in December, recently was indicted on two charges of theft in office by a Seneca County grand jury.
His first case was dismissed this week, a court spokeswoman said.
According to his recent indictment, Laugherty allegedly committed a theft on or about and between June 23 and Nov. 3 in a continuing course of conduct and "used his office in aid of committing the offense."
His indictment doesn't outline what he allegedly stole, but states the property or service involved is owned by a municipal or political subdivision.
Laugherty's original indictment also stated the offense occurred in the same timeline.
During his arraignment this week, Laugherty pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a personal recognizance bond.
He is set to appear in court again July 19.
If convicted, Laugherty could face up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.