Wedding Photographer Bilks Brides

September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM EDT


Mayville, NY (WKBW) The Chautauqua County Sheriff's office has charged Michelle Gilbert, of Mayville, with one count of scheming to defraud and two counts of petit larceny after a four month investigation. The investigation started when several women who had hired Gilbert to photograph their wedding days contacted the Sheriff's office claiming that Michelle Gilbert of "Sno White Images" never produced their wedding photos. It's alleged that since June of 2008 Gilbert has been photographing weddings, getting paid but not producing the photos for several customers. The Sheriff's were able to identify nine victims of the scheme. Several of the wedding photos were recovered during the investigation.