A Stony Brook woman was arrested Monday on a grand larceny charge that she collected $5,800 in a check-cashing scam and spending the money on home repairs and a wedding gift, state police said.

Frances V. Carr, 57, opened a bank account in June at a People's United Bank in St. James and then deposited into the account a $6,000 check from Capital One Credit, the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation said.

She then went to another People's United Bank and withdrew $5,800, police said.

"When the Capital One Check was returned due to insufficient funds, Carr refused to return the money," state police said in a news release.

Carr told police "she used the money to make repairs on her home and give a wedding gift to her daughter," the release said.

Carr is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a charge of grand larceny at First District Court in Central Islip.

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