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A North Tonawanda woman was indicted Wednesday on 17 counts stemming from five burglaries in that city between June 16 and Nov. 3.

Kim L. Arellano, 40, of Stenzil Street, is to be arraigned next month on five counts each of second-degree burglary and second-degree forgery, two counts each of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny, and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

Assistant District Attorney Lisa M. Wegrzyn said all the thefts occurred in the suspect's neighborhood, some in the same apartment building.

Arellano was accused of stealing checks from the residence of Jean Harms on Stenzil Street on June 22, and forging and cashing five of them for a total of $1,400.

Harms' home was burglarized again Aug. 6, the indictment said. Other burglaries occurred at the homes of Paul Nowak of Stenzil Street on June 16, Tammy L. Kiblin of Payne Avenue on June 18, and Kim Overholt of Stenzil Street on Nov. 3.

Wegrzyn said personal property, including jewelry in several instances, was stolen in those break-ins.

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