Mother and son sentenced to prison after embezzling scheme


ALBANY, NY (WRGB) An Amsterdam woman charged in connection to what authorities called an embezzlement scheme has been sentenced.

The former CFO at the State Weatherization Director's Association was sentenced to 3-9 years in state prison, and ordered to pay over 800,000 dollars in restitution.

The Albany County DA’s office says Randi Smith stole more than 800,000 dollars, by writing checks to herself, then creating fake invoices to cover it up.

She and her son Dakota pleaded guilty to grand larceny back in September.

Her son was sentenced Tuesday, facing 2 to 6 years in state prison, and will also pay 248,705.82 in restitution to the New York State Weatherization Directors Association.

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