CNY SPCA board member opens up about Paul Morgan case

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Paul Morgan’s sentencing may be done, but CNY SPCA board members say the impact of his crimes will last for a long time.

After court, SPCA board president Carole Marsh talked with NewsChannel 9 on how the organization plans to move forward.

“He put the shelter in jeopardy... (it) angers me beyond words,” Marsh said.

The case may be closed, but Marsh says the damage is irreversible—citing needed upgrades, denied for years by Morgan who told board members the organization didn't have the money.

Problems were made worse by families still holding back donations while the SPCA tries to regain the public's trust.

“We all suffered from betrayal from other people but this was severe because these animals cannot speak for themselves,” Marsh said.

The DA’s office says many of the checks that Morgan cashed were under the $5,000 limit— which required board approval— and then lied to board members about any checks above the limit so they’d sign off.

Going forward, the shelter now has a new finance and by-laws committee, a new treasurer, plus six more board members and a new executive director— all working together to keep the checks in balance.

Morgan will spend at least 4 years behind bars and must pay back more than $600,000.

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