Westmoreland woman accused of conspiracy and evidence tampering

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Westmoreland woman faces charges after she allegedly sold stolen property to a Utica pawn shop, New York State Police said.

Nancy L. Stewart, 59, of the 7000 block of East Main Street in Westmoreland, is charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, one count of falsifying business records in the first degree, conspiracy in the fifth degree, tampering with physical evidence and providing a false witness statement.

According to officials, a burglary investigation conducted by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department showed Stewart allegedly sold stolen property to a pawn shop in Utica. The property was identified by a victim whose house was burglarized in February.

Upon further investigation of several burglaries spanning over more than six Central New York counties, authorities say Stewart allegedly conspired with a family member to remove, conceal and dispose of evidence related to these burglaries.

She is being held in the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.

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