Thief arraigned for stealing again, on probation; Oxford sex offender of toddler assessed

NORWICH – A convicted thief and predicate felon was arraigned for stealing again, while on probation, and before being released from prison, an Oxford man convicted of molesting a 3-year-old had his risk level assessed.

• Stephanie L. Neilson, 41, Norwich, was arraigned on Feb. 6 for criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, a class D felony, and grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony.

According to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, Neilson allegedly wrote a forged check in the amount of $1,275 and cashed the forged check at a local NBT Bank in Norwich. It is alleged she received the full $1,275.

Neilson was on probation for pleading guilty on Feb. 20, 2013 to one of the same crimes she was being arraigned for on Feb. 6. She pleaded guilty to the class E felony of grand larceny in the fourth degree almost two years ago and was sentenced to five years probation.

While Neilson was on probation is Chenango County, she committed the crime she pled to in Steuben County. She was on probation in Chenango County because it is her county of residence.

Neilson is considered a predicate felon and is now incarcerated at the Chenango County Correctional Facility for violating her probation. She violated her probation by committing the two crimes she was arraigned for.

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