Frankfort woman accused of stealing almost $15,000

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Frankfort woman was arrested Thursday and accused of stealing almost $15,000 from three people, Ilion police said.

Michelle L. Smith-Risi, 47, of Orchard Street in Frankfort, is charged with scheme to defraud in the first degree and grand larceny in the third degree.

According to officials, Smith-Risi allegedly stole money under false pretenses from September 2010 through November 2013. Police say three victims lost a total of $14,931.

Smith-Risi was placed under an electronic monitoring system after her arraignment in the Village of Ilion Court.

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