Woman admits to stealing from funeral home

By Haley Burton

Woman admits to stealing from funeral home

August 6, 2014 Updated Aug 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Vestal woman could spend at least two years in state prison after admitting to stealing thousands of dollars from the funeral home where she worked.

On Tuesday in Broome County Court, Helen B. Eickhoff, 59, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the third degree.

Eickhoff was the funeral director at the Ernest Parsons Funeral Home.

She admitted that from September 1, 2007 through June 15, 2010, she stole more than $50,000 from the funeral home's checking account.

Eickhoff will be sentenced on November 7 to a term of two and one-third to seven years in state prison. She will also have to pay more than $145,000 in restitution.

If she is able to pay a substantial amount of the restitution at the time of her sentencing, she could receive a lesser sentence, according to Joann Parry, the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Broome County, who prosecuted the case.

The charges were investigated by Thomas R. Tynan, Chief Assistant District Attorney Investigation.