Poughkeepsie woman stole money orders, cops say
A town of Poughkeepsie woman faces charges after stealing money orders from a Kingston business, police said.
On Aug. 8, members of the Kingston police's Detective Division received a complaint from a business on Newkirk Avenue that two postal money orders had been stolen. After a monthlong investigation, detectives determined that an employee at the time, Marvia Oates, 24, of 15 Mockingbird Lane, had cashed the money orders at a local bank, police said Thursday. They did not disclose the amount cashed.
Police arrested Oates Wednesday and charged her with fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both felonies.
Since the time the money orders were stolen, Oates has been dismissed from the Kingston business, police said.
Oates is scheduled to appear in Kingston City Court on Tuesday. Court officials had no further information on the status of her case or on her legal representation.
Attempts to reach her Thursday were unsuccessful.