A Central New York woman is accused of bilking a couple looking to celebrate their wedding anniversary out of thousands of dollars.

46 year old Jane Ayre of Unadilla is charged with felony scheme to defraud.

She’s accused of stealing $13,000 from the couple who paid her to book a trip to Italy for their 50th anniversary and keeping the money without applying it to the trip.

Ayre ran travel agencies in Endwell and Oneonta.

Investigators say Ayre took checks and made charges against the couple’s credit card.

The couple apparently found out about the problem when they were notified the trip had been canceled due to non-payment.

Additional possible victims can contact the New York Department of Financial Service at (212) 709-3555 or the New York State District Attorney’s office.

Ayre, if convicted, could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.


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