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"Mrs. Westchester County" accused of stealing from group home

Jennifer Czarniecki

CBS New York

NEW YORK - A 31-year-old woman dubbed "Mrs. Westchester County" is accused of making false bookkeeping entries for a group home in an attempt to hide personal expenses she covered with clients' money, reports CBS New York.

Jennifer Czarniecki, of Mohegan Lake, was arrested by New York State Police in Somers on Sept. 5 and charged with falsifying business records in the second-degree and petit larceny.

CBS New York reports the first clue in the case was a suspicious $215 charge at a Shop Rite supermarket on a Living Resources Corporation card.

Czarniecki's supervisor then told police about an additional $2,000 that had been unaccounted for.

The 31-year-old was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

Czarniecki was crowned Mrs. Westchester County in January, according to the station.

On Sept. 12, she posted on her Facebook page: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support and love over the past 9 months of my reign as Mrs. Westchester County 2014. I will not be competing this year at the Mrs. New York Pageant due to personal circumstances. However I plan on coming back for 2015 stronger than ever!"