Police: Woman takes over $3,000 from local families

Posted at: 06/12/2013 2:23 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Under arrest: 26-year-old Michelle Crandall
Under arrest: 26-year-old Michelle Crandall

SCOTIA - Michelle Crandall was supposed to be teaching girls how to cheerlead, but instead police say a Scotia woman scammed their families out of thousands of dollars.

Under arrest: 26-year-old Michelle Crandall.

She owns and operates the Empire Explosion All Stars Cheerleading in Glenville.

Police say she took more than $3,000 from ten families for instruction, competition costs and equipment.

But, parents said she never gave the kids merchandise and never registered them in any competitions.

Police urge anyone else who thinks they may be a victim, too, to give them a call.