WOONSOCKET-A Woonsocket woman was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for stealing more than $13,000 from a 96-year-old woman.
The remaining time in 39-year-old Jenni Greenway's six-year sentence for grand theft will be suspended.
Greenway was arrested on Oct. 5 and charged with four counts of forgery and one count of grand theft of more than $5,000 and less than or equal to $100,000.01. A Sept. 26 indictment asserted that she forged four checks between April 1 and Aug. 5, 2018. The money stolen from the victim totaled $13,283, which Greenway was ordered on Monday to pay in restitution.
A letter submitted to the court in November by the victim's niece said that the victim had known Greenway since she was born, and that Greenway offered to assist the victim after the victim was injured in a fall.
"My 96-year-old aunt was methodically groomed for over a year precisely for monetary gain by one assumed to care about her as a friend," the victim's niece wrote.
In addition to serving prison time and paying restitution, Greenway was ordered to pay a $500 fine and pay $106.50 court costs.