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Former employee accused of stealing from rooms at Otsego County motel

By WKTV News

COLLIERSVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - A former Otsego County resident has been charged after authorities say she stole money from the motel she once worked at and removed business records from there in an effort to conceal the alleged crimes.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, in August, the owner of the Amber Life Inn in Colliersville contacted the Sheriff's Office to report that his former manager, Grace Forgit, had stolen cash from room rentals and took the business records with her when she left.

Authorities said that following an audit of the business records, it was discovered that between April 1 and July 31, Forgit 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.

Sheriff's Investigators said that 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 and after speaking with investigators late last week, authorities said she returned to Otsego County and surrendered herself Monday morning at the Otsego County Sheriff's Office.

Forgit is charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records. She was remanded Forgit to the OCCF on $5,000 bail returnable Tuesday night in the Town of Milford Court.

Forgit faces up to eleven years if convicted of the crimes.

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