Mother and son duo accused of embezzling more than $400K

May 11, 2018 12:55 PM

A mother and son duo from the Capital Region are accused of embezzling more than $400,000.

State Police made the arrests on Tuesday after a complaint was made against 53-year-old Randi Smith, the CFO/Operations Manager for the Guilderland-based NYS Weatherization Director's Association.

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Over the course of several months, State Police say the Amsterdam woman wrote checks out to herself as well as her son's company, Adirondack Concrete Cutting. The checks totaled over $400,000, according to investigators.

State Police say Smith's son, 23-year-old Dakota Smith of Saratoga Springs, was arrested at Albany International Airport shortly before he was about to board a flight to California after it determined he was attempting to leave the area.  Randi Smith was arrested at her Guilderland office. 

The duo faces charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies. Both were arraigned in the Town of Guilderland Court and sent to the Albany County Jail without bail.


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