Two Utica Women Arrested For Robbing Stealing Money From Purse
Two sisters are under arrest for robbery after a month-long investigation.
A woman reported losing more money than she bargained for at a local casino, but not at the gambling table.
25-Year old Ashley and 17-year old Amanda Balandis are now facing larceny charges after allegedly finding the woman's purse on the casino floor, taking money out, and leaving the purse in the bathroom.
Ashley was located by Oneida County sheriffs. Amanda turned herself in to police after her sister was caught.
The incident happened at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino on January 22, 2013 and sheriffs have been investigating the matter since then. Both women are being charged with larceny.