Port Jervis teacher and councilman arrested, charged with grand larceny

Council Member Regis Foster was arrested by state police last Wednesday and charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records for an alleged incident last June.

Blaise Gomez

Nov 16, 2022, 7:07 PM

Updated 560 days ago

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A Port Jervis school teacher and city official is facing some legal troubles for allegedly falsifying documents and stealing money. 
Council Member Regis Foster was arrested by state police last Wednesday and charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records for an alleged incident last June. 
The 43-year-old is a social studies teacher for the Port Jervis school district and serves as secretary for the Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Mount Caramel Society. 
So far, authorities are not saying what business Foster allegedly stole from or how much money was allegedly taken. 
School officials say Foster has been reassigned to administrative duty during the investigation and city officials say he will remain on the council until proven guilty. 
Foster’s attorney, Richard Portale, says his client is a "pillar of the community" and will prove his innocence in court. 


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