LOCKPORT - The former superintendent of Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls was placed on five years' probation today by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III, who ordered him to repay $10,000 he stole from the cemetery's accounts between 2008 and 2010.
Joseph D. Barto, 60, of Orleans Avenue in the Falls, had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and had been on interim probation since March.
Also today, Murphy ordered six months' interim probation for Amanda J. Swan, 25, of Drum Road, Hartland, who had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree burglary for breaking into a home on Upper Mountain Road in Lockport Nov. 7 and the Sher-Wash Laundromat on Telegraph Road in Middleport Nov. 8.
Swan was placed on electronic home monitoring. She also must perform 40 hours of community service and start repaying $2,157 to the victims. Co-defendant Thomas N. Sullivan, 22, of Quaker Road, Hartland, pleaded guilty and is undergoing court-supervised drug treatment.