According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, a City of Rome woman was arrested for stealing from her place of employment.

On June 26, 2023, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Unit responded to a business in the Town of Kirkland for a report of an employee who was issuing and forging unauthorized checks.

The case was subsequently turned over to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit.

On July 26, 2023, the Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Lorellee Simonds, age 42, for Forgery in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, both D Felonies. After Simonds was processed at the LEB, she was arraigned in CAP Court where she was released on her own recognizance.

Simonds is due back in Kirkland Town Court at a later date.