(WBNG Binghamton) According to a news release issued Monday by the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, a 38-year-old former Otsego County resident was arrested Monday morning on two felony charges -- grand larceny and falsifying business records -- for allegedly stealing money and removing business records from a Colliersville motel.
According to the news release from the Otsego County Sheriff's Office:
In August of 2012 the owner of the Amber Life Inn in Colliersville contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that his former manager, Grace Forgit, had allegedly stolen cash from room rentals and took the business records with her when she left.
Following an audit of the business records, it was discovered that between April 1st and July 31st Forgit allegedly stole approximately $5,000 in cash from the business and failed to make proper entries into the business’ records as well as removed some of the records from the business.
Investigation revealed that Forgit had fled to Florida in early August 2012 when the complaint was made. A warrant of arrest was obtained for Forgit from the Milford Town Court in late November.
After speaking with investigators late last week she returned to Otsego County and surrendered herself Monday morning at the OCSO.
Forgit was arrested on the above charges and arraigned by V/Cooperstown Judge Gary M. Kuch who remanded Forgit to the OCCF on $5,000 bail returnable tomorrow night in the Town of Milford Court. Forgit faces up to eleven years in prison if convicted of the crimes.