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Woman Accused Of Stealing From Residents At Friendship House Pleads Guilty

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A woman from Groton, accused of stealing from at least seven residents as a manager of the Friendship House was in Cortland County Court last week for sentencing on a plea to Petit Larceny.

Cortland Police began investigating Meghann White, 38, two years ago.

Police say she kept $4,712 in rent paid by several residents, and opened $4,220 in credit cards using other names, so she could go on vacation.

White is also accused of stealing $3,000 from a lumber company where she worked.

Cortland County Judge Julie Campbell accepted the plea.

Prior to sentencing, Campbell scolded White for claiming she was a victim of domestic violence and had twice called police.

Campbell, who handles Domestic Violence cases in Cortland County, told White she found no reports by police of any calls, and said she felt “snookered.”

White, crying, admitted she “wasn’t a perfect person,” and said she “was ashamed.”

Campbell followed terms of the plea, sentencing White to three-years probation and 200 hours of community service.

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