Greece teen charged following Amber Alert

Updated: 06/23/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 06/23/2014 1:52 PM WHEC.com

A sixteen-year-old girl from Greece, who was the subject of an Amber Alert Monday afternoon, is now facing charges. 

Greece Police say 16-year-old Cassidy Geffert is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for stealing a gun from her home. Geffert was found safe in Brockport after the alert was issued Monday afternoon.

Cassidy Geffert was arraigned Monday at Greece Town Court. The judge did let Geffert go home with her mother, but not before giving her some conditions.

Karin Intermill, Assistant District Attorney, said, “Any weapons in the house have been surrendered. She has a curfew. Apparently, she has a final tomorrow, which she is required to attend. She’ll be getting a mental health evaluation.”

The judge told Geffert she will be electronically monitored.

Geffert was discovered unharmed Monday at the Econo Lodge in Brockport about two hours after an Amber Alert was issued for her disappearance. New York State Police issued the Amber Alert around 1:30 p.m. Monday. The alert indicated that Geffert was reported missing after her parents found a note in their house in North Greece, indicating she was in danger. State Police say the note had blood on it, the house was in disarray, a knife was found on the floor, a .38 caliber handgun was missing from the home and a car had been stolen. 

But it was determined something else happened. Police took Geffert into custody in Brockport after finding her and her mother’s missing car. 

There are still a lot of questions and there could be more charges.  

Intermill said, “It's my understanding that any further charges will be filed at her next court appearance on Thursday.”

Geffert is scheduled to appear back in court Thursday afternoon. 

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