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Ithaca house cleaner charged with grand larceny

New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Phyllis J. Melton, age 50 of Ithaca, NY, for the felony of grand larceny on Sept. 5, according to a press release. Melton is accused of taking jewelry from a property in Lansing where she was hired as a cleaner.

A complaint was lodged with the State Police on Aug. 22, with Melton being accused of stealing the items and selling them at a pawn shop.

After a thorough investigation, she was arrested at her home on Sept. 5 and arraigned in the town of Lansing Court where she was released on her own recognizance

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