Amsterdam Mother & Son Charged With Theft From Her Employer

It’s probably not the best way to celebrate Mother's Day weekend. 

An Amsterdam woman and her son are both behind bars on charges the two stole more than $400,000 from her employer. 

Randi Smith and her son Dakota are accused of siphoning funds from the New York State Weatherization Director's Association. 

State Police say Randi Smith was the group's Chief Financial Officer and Operations Manager. 

Police say she wrote checks to herself and to her son's company. 

Dakota Smith was arrested as he was about to board a flight to California. 

Randi Smith was picked up at her Guilderland office.

Photo: NYS Police


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