An upstate woman took her employer to the cleaners – by swiping $14,000 worth of quarters from laundry machines, police said.
Alisha A. Russell, of Syracuse, a former leasing agent for an apartment complex in Clay, NY, is accused of making off with 56,000 quarters — a 700-pound load – from on-site washing machines.
Russell, 37, lost her job prior to the police probe for unrelated reasons, said state police Investigator Tom Guilter told The Post-Standard of Syracuse.
Her employer soon noticed a sizable increase in the amount of money that was being collected from the machines, Guilter said.
Russell, who regularly collected money from the machines as part of her job, had been keeping some of the money for herself, officials said. She stole the quarters for about 10 months, authorities said.
Russell was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony.