Serious criminal charges have been dropped against a Lewis County couple.
Police originally accused 74-year-old Anthony Belmont and 72-year-old Janice Belmont of stealing over $3,000 in property from the late Julie Belmont.
The Port Leyden couple cared for Julie prior to her passing.
The Watertown Daily Times reports Anthony and Janice--a longtime village trustee--had a grandy larceny charge dropped after "different facts in the case" were brought forward to prosecutors.
The lead attorney on the matter for Jefferson County refused to state what changed, but did say the charges needed to be dismissed "in the interest of justice."