The former President of CSEA Local 434 is facing charges including grand larceny following a six-month investigation by New Hartford Police.

57-year old Frank Cimo of Ilion is accused of stealing more than 17-thousand dollars in union money by cashing CSEA checks at several branches of the GPO Federal Credit Union.

Police say the money was either deposited into Cimo's personal account or taken out in cash.

He was also charged with falsifying business records and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Cimo was President of CSEA Local 434 from October 2010 through June of 2011.