- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an aide at a Long Island retirement community has admitted trying to steal $10,000 from an 88-year-old woman by taking a check, forging her signature and trying to deposit that amount in her own mother’s bank account.

The state attorney general’s office says 26-year-old Stephanie Benodin, a former aide at The Tuttle Center, part of The Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington, has pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny in Nassau County.

Sentencing is scheduled for April.

Under a plea agreement, the Queens resident faces two months in jail, three years’ probation and will be prohibited from working with elderly or disabled people for three years.

Authorities say the check Benodin tried to deposit was returned for insufficient funds.

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