COOPERSTOWN – Stephanie Shulgay, who was charged with stealing more than $32,000 from the elderly couple who employed her as a home health aide, has plead guilty to Grand Larceny, fourth degree, according to District Attorney John Muehl.
“You can’t take advantage of people like that,” he said.
Over 15 months, Shulgay stole money from the couple by using their credit and debit cards between July 2017 and October 2018, while she was in their employ. According to Muehl, she said it was because she had a gambling addiction, but he noted that she had also used the money for travel and expensive meals.
She paid the full amount – $32,921.37 – in restitution, and will serve 12 weekends in jail, as well as five years probation.