Ulster Bookkeeper with checkered past Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny
A Dutchess County woman who worked as a bookkeeper at a local business in Ulster County pled guilty to stealing over $150,000. This marks her third conviction involving similar schemes.
53-year-old Mauren Leggett, from Red Hook pled guilty in Ulster County Court to 3rd-degree grand larceny, a class D felony.
According to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Leggett worked as a bookkeeper in charge of financial matters for a local business in Ulster Park. Between January 23, 2013 to April 6, 2015, Leggett stole $155,594 from the business.
Leggett’s criminal pattern included unlawful use of the business credit card and owner’s personal credit card. She also wrote checks and deposited the stolen money into her husband’s account.
Officials say this is Leggett’s third felony arrest for grand larceny and falsifying business records. She was convicted in both 2006 and 2009 for similar schemes. Leggett is scheduled to be sentenced in Ulster County Court on April 22, 2016. She faces up to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison.
Last week an Ulster County woman was sentenced to prison for embezzling over $200,000 from an Ulster County business she worked for.