- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) - A New York bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $155,000 from an upstate business and its owner has pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny.

Ulster County prosecutors say Maureen Leggett pleaded guilty on Friday to third-degree grand larceny.

Leggett faces up to three to seven years in state prison at her sentencing, scheduled for late April.

Prosecutors say the 53-year-old Red Hook woman stole the money using the business’ credit card and the owner’s personal credit card, as well as by writing checks on the company’s account and depositing the money into her husband’s bank account.

The thefts occurred while Leggett was working as a bookkeeper for an Ulster Park business between January 2013 and April 2015.



Prosecutors say Leggett was convicted in similar schemes in 2006 and 2009.

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