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Ithaca house cleaner charged with grand larceny

By Adam Rombel


BJNN file photo of New York State Police Troop building in Lysander by Adam Rombel/BJNN

ITHACA, N.Y. — The New York State Police announced they recently arrested an Ithaca woman for stealing jewelry worth more than $1,000 from a home she was hired to clean.

State police in Ithaca say that on Sept. 5, they arrested Phyllis J. Melton, age 50, for grand larceny, a felony.

Melton is accused of taking jewelry from a property in Lansing, where she was hired as a cleaner, and then selling them at a pawn shop.

She was arraigned in the town of Lansing court, where she was released on her own recognizance.

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