Mother, son sentenced for embezzlement


A mother and son were sentenced for running an embezzlement scheme together.

Randi Smith, 53, and 23-year-old Dakota Smith both pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny.

Randi will spend three to nine years in prison and Dakota will spend two to six years behind bars.

Over the course of seven years, Randi, who was serving as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the New York State Weatherization Directors Association, and Dakota wrote unauthorized checks to themselves totaling $1.1 million.

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