A Cayuga County woman is accused of trying to defraud workers at a Dewitt business by claiming she was helping a family who lost their home in a fire.

Dewitt police say Danielle Daniels sent an email to her co-workers stating that she was helping to collect donations for a Cayuga County family, but an investigation revealed she always intended to keep the money. Daniels was charged with scheme to defraud and petty larceny. Police continue to investigate to see if there are more people Daniels defrauded with this scheme.