Weedsport woman admits stealing nearly $200,000 through tax, power of attorney fraud

A Weedsport woman has admitted to stealing nearly $200,000 by filing false tax reports and abusing her power of attorney.

Last year, Susan King, 53, was charged with five felonies: two counts of first-degree offering false instruments, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes, and one count of second-degree grand larceny. However, on Thursday, Cayuga County Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Valdina allowed King to plead guilty to two of those charges — grand larceny and repeated failure to file taxes — in full satisfaction of the indictment.

According to the district attorney’s office, King falsified tax returns in 2014 and 2015, and received a tax return when she actually owed the state roughly $10,400 in income tax. In addition, between September 2012 and May 2015, King said she abused her power of attorney over a relative, taking more than $175,000 she wasn’t entitled to.

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