LIVONIA – A woman working with Lexim Trade Services was arrested on Monday for allegedly fudging the books and stealing more than $10,000 from a local resident.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Laurie Ritter, 45, of Victor, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third degree, a class D felony, for keeping $10,700 which she had been paid to coordinate overseas shipments.
She and Lexim Trade Services were hired by a Livonia resident to coordinate overseas shipments, prepare documentation to accompany those shipments and make sure the payment for these shipments was received by the freight forwarding company.
It is alleged that Ritter instead kept the $10,700 with which she was entrusted, and failed to ship the goods. Ritter was arraigned in Livonia Town Court and released on her own recognizance.
Ritter is scheduled to appear back in court at a later date. Handling the investigation and arrest was Investigator Bradley Schneider of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office.