Buffalo Woman Admits to Stealing Nearly $16,000 While Working for Local Non-Profit Organization

Modified: April 14, 2021 12:27pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 51-year-old Bridget M. Mitchell of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Judge Paul B. Wojtaszek to two counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Class “E” felonies).

The defendant admitted to stealing a total of $15,966.07 while employed as a supervisor for a non-profit organization in the Town of Lancaster. The theft was discovered after the defendant diverted a $13,000 check, designated for the non-profit, to her personal bank account. During the investigation, it was uncovered that the defendant had also diverted a $1,200.00 stimulus check, designated to a resident of the facility, to her personal bank account.

Mitchell faces a maximum of four years in prison when she is sentenced on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. She was released on her own recognizance.

DA Flynn commends Detective Robert Cornell from the Lancaster Police Department for his work in the investigation. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian P. Dassero from the DA’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions (SIP) Bureau.