Submitted by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 35-year-old Sienna D. Foumakoye of Williamsville pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of grand larceny in the second degree (class “C” felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charge.
Between Sept. 30, 2020, and Oct. 7, 2022, the defendant, while working as an employee, stole $110,312.48 from a fitness center in the Town of Clarence. The defendant fraudulently issued credit card refunds from the business to customers, but routed the payment to her personal bank account.
As part of the plea, the defendant signed a confession of judgment to pay $110,312.48 to the victim.
Foumakoye faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when she is sentenced on Wednesday, Sept. 6. She was released on her own recognizance.
DA Flynn commends Det. Dan Brinkerhoff of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for his work in this investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Chief Gary M. Ertel of the special investigations and prosecutions (SIP) unit.