SCHOHARIE COUNTY – A Schoharie woman stole more than $265,000 from a guardianship estate over the course of nearly eight years, New York State Police said Monday.
Investigators Friday arrested Amber M. Wood, 39, of Schoharie, and charged her with one count of second-degree grand larceny, eight counts of third-degree grand larceny and other charges, police said.
She is accused of taking the money between November 2013 and June 2021 as she worked as a secretary for Ross Law Offices in Middleburgh, police said.
The investigation began in October when police received a complaint regarding missing funds from a guardianship estate assigned to Daniel S. Ross at Ross Law Offices in Middleburgh, police said,
The investigation then determined that Wood, working as a secretary, took the money, depositing checks from that account into her personal bank account, police said. Then, during that same time frame, Wood altered business records related to the account, which were then filed with Schoharie County Surrogate Court with false information, police said.
Wood was arraigned and taken to Schenectady County to be arraigned on charges from the same incident, police said.
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