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Police: Cheerleading business owner arrested for fraud

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GLENVILLE, N.Y. - The Glenville Police Department has arrested the owner of Empire Explosion All Stars Cheerleading after they say she defrauded over ten families in the Saratoga and Schenectady County area.

Police say following an extensive investigation into the Glenville business, 26-year-old Michelle Crandall of Scotia has been charged with first-degree scheme to defraud, a felony.

The investigation revealed Crandall allegedly received at least $3,000 in checks from ten or more families for cheerleading instruction, competition costs and equipment.

She is alleged to have taken these payments and failed to provide merchandise and failed to register participants for several competitions.

Parents began their own investigation contacting a U.S Finals competition that was scheduled to be held in Rhode Island. They discovered that Crandall never registered for the event and lied to them stating it was cancelled.

Detectives believe there still may be other victims and request that if they believe they are to call them at 384-0135.

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