Bennington criminal court roundup

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BENNINGTON >> The following cases were heard recently in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division.

Employee accused of stealing from Stamford store

Katelynn M. Morey, 27, of Adams, Mass., pleaded not guilty Sept. 26 to a felony count of embezzlement. She was released without bail while the case is pending under a number of conditions, among them that she not go to Billmont's Country Store in Stamford.

According to an affidavit by Vermont State Police, on Aug. 21 the owner of Billmont's contacted police to report that Morey, an employee, had stolen a bank bag from the business. The bag contained about $170. The owner said Morey had stolen from the business before.

Morey denied stealing the money, saying she had only taken a few lottery tickets once. She said the owners do not do a good job of tracking the money they take in each day.

Woman accused of stealing relative's debit card

Kasey Frasier, 26, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty on Sept. 26 to a felony count of identity theft, and misdemeanor counts of fraudulent credit card use, and false pretenses or false tokens. She was released without bail while the case is pending.

According to an affidavit by Bennington Police, on Aug. 30 a woman related to Frasier reported that Frasier had taken her debit card without permission and charged about $375 to it. She said that Frasier admitted this to her.

When Frasier spoke to police, she said she was not denying taking the card, but did not wish to speak about the matter further.

— Staff reports


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