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September 22, 2018

Fulton Police Make Arrests In Larceny Scheme


FULTON, NY, – Today (Dec. 21) at 1:52 p.m., Fulton Police arrested Matthew Gifford, 36 of Fulton, and Lori M. Firenze, 32, of Fulton, on multiple arrest warrants issued by Fulton City Court.

Matthew Gifford

Matthew Gifford

Gifford and Firenze are accused of using deception to gain entry into the homes of several elderly victims and steal property.

In September 2011, Fulton Police investigated several complaints involving a suspicious male and female that had been at the homes of elderly victims.

The pair would convince the resident that they were family or friends of them in order to gain access.

Lori M. Firenze

Lori M. Firenze

Once inside, one suspect engaged the homeowner in conversation while the other stole property within the residence.

Both were charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, as well as second-degree scheme to defraud, and four counts of petit larceny.

They are scheduled to be arraigned in Fulton City Court this evening.

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