Woman pleads guilty to stealing nearly $33K from elderly couple in Otsego County

Photo courtesy of Otsego County Sheriff's Office

An Otsego County woman accused of stealing nearly $33,000 from an elderly couple has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 3:45 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – An Otsego County woman accused of stealing nearly $33,000 from an elderly couple has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny.

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office says Stephanie Shulgay worked as the couple’s home health aide, and used their credit and debit cards to pay bills for herself and her elderly uncle between July 2017 and October 2018. She was arrested in November of 2018.

District Attorney John Muehl says Shulgay paid the $32,921.37 in restitution and was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail and five years of probation.

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