75-year-old Mary Boyd told an Ontario County court judge she stole a ring worth approximately $8K while cleaning houses, so she could cover her daughter's funeral costs.
CANANDAIGUA — A great-grandmother told the court she did not have the means to pay for her daughter's funeral, so she had to resort to crime to cover the expenses.
Mary Boyd, 75, of Honeoye pled guilty to third degree grand larceny for stealing a ring worth approximately $8K while working as a cleaning lady. Police say she then turned around and sold it to a pawn shop.
“I needed the money,” said Boyd to Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis. “My daughter passed away last October. I needed the money for her funeral.”
Judge Dennis accepted Boyd’s guilty plea and as an agreed upon deal negotiated by her defense attorney, Mollie Dapolito, will be sentenced to eight weekends in jail, 5 years of probation, and restitution.
A restitution hearing is set for February to determine the true value of the ring.