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By Douglas Sciorra

Wayland woman arrested for credit card theft

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From the Livingston County Sheriff Department

WEST SPARTA and NORTH DANSVILLE – Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Steuben County NY resident on felony charges following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

On June 3, 2022, Sheriff’s Investigators were contacted by the Dansville Police Department who reported that they had conducted an investigation into a credit card being used at local business within their village. During that investigation it was learned that the suspect, 22 year-old Ashley L. McEwen of Wayland NY, had also used the stolen credit card at a location outside of the Village.

Sheriff’s Investigators began an investigation into the use of the credit card at a location on Foster Wheeler Road in the Town of North Dansville. It is alleged that McEwen stole the credit card from a residence in the Town of West Sparta while visiting, and then used the stolen credit card at the Town of North Dansville location.

On June 6, 2022 Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Monster arrested and charged McEwen with one count of felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, one count of felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, one count of Identity Theft in the Third Degree and one count of Petit Larceny.

McEwen was transported and turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for arrest processing. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was

recommended that McEwen be released on her own recognizance as the charges do not qualify for an arraignment or for a judge to set bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act.

McEwen was issued appearance tickets to return to West Sparta and North Dansville Town Courts in the future and then released from custody.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Dansville Police Department.

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