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American woman arrested after defrauding group out of Cancun trip

Livonia, New York — An American woman has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies in relation to her travel business.

According to Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty, Crystal F. Dragone, 64, was arrested and charged with 12 counts of grand larceny and one count of scheme to defraud after Dragone allegedly took money for a trip she never booked.

The group used her travel agency, Dragone Travel, for their vacation, paying her $26,275 USD for a trip to Cancun that she allegedly never booked. The group says she did not book the hotel or the airfare.

American woman arrested after defrauding group out of Cancun trip
Crystal F. Dragone

Dragone has also been charged with two additional counts of grand larceny for allegedly taking money from two other customers and not booking their trips nor their air fare.

After her arrest, Dragone was sent to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for pre-arraignment detention and processing. Although the district attorney recommended bail at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond, she was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.

The investigation was a joint effort between Sheriff’s Investigator Brad Schneider and the District Attorney’s Office. She is being investigated for additional charges.