CALEDONIA — A Livingston County family doctor has been arraigned and charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree after allegedly stealing $9,000 in cash from a friend whose money she was holding in a safe.
According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff, Dr. Tiffany P. Aiello, 44, allegedly stole $9,000 in cash from a safe that was located in her own Caledonia home. Bail was set in the amount of $5,000 bail bond or $2,500 cash.
According to police reports obtained by the GeneseeSun.com, Aiello told investigators that she had been holding $50,000 in cash and other items for her friend, Anne Marie Wischmeyer, as a favor. Ms. Wischmeyer was going through a messy divorce, and left the money in Aiello’s safekeeping while she went on a vacation to Italy with her boyfriend.
In the police report, Aiello admits to having financial problems and needing money. She claims she borrowed the $9,000 from Wischmeyer’s money in the safe, and planned on making repayment arrangements when Wischmeyer returned. Aiello was unable to replace the money by the time Wischmeyer returned, and instead offered Wischmeyer a post-dated check or, alternatively, a Corvette that she was having refurbished, as collateral. Wischmeyer instead chose to press charges.
According to Dr. Aiello’s biography on numerous websites, she attended medical school at Ross University in the West Indies, a small Caribbean Island of 290 square miles. In comparison, Livingston county is 640 square miles.
Dr. Aiello did not return an email request for comment, and phone calls to numbers listed for her practice went unanswered.