Fulton Co. Sheriff: Perth woman stole $1.2M from elderly man’s bank account; Money then used for personal gain

Fulton Co. Sheriff: Perth woman stole $1.2M from elderly man’s bank account; Money then used for personal gain

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN -- A Perth woman has been arrested, accused of stealing more than $1.2 million from an elderly man's bank account, Fulton County Sheriff's officials said Thursday. She is accused of doing so after having been entrusted with the man's finances, officials said. Gladys K. Griffith, 49, was charged Thursday with first-degree grand larceny, officials said. The investigation began July 12 as deputies received a complaint related to a check on the elderly man following several suspicious transfers and withdrawals from his bank account, according to officials. Deputies then gathered information and swiftly acted, officials said.  ---Help us bring…
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Montgomery County Sheriff: Broadalbin man charged in nearly $3K fraudulent check case in town of Amsterdam

Montgomery County Sheriff: Broadalbin man charged in nearly $3K fraudulent check case in town of Amsterdam

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A Broadalbin man has been arrested in a case in which he is accused of attempting to cash a nearly $3,000 fraudulent check, Montgomery County Sheriff's officials said. Elijah N. Jacobs, 31, was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and misdemeanor fourth-degree attempted grand larceny, officials said.The investigation began in August as investigators received a complaint that Jacobs had attempted to cash a fraudulent check totaling $2,953.19, according to officials.Investigators credited bank staff with detecting security issues with the check, declining the transaction and alerting police. The investigation then identified Jacobs as the…
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Gloversville Police: Information sought on dog found dead at Forest St. Park; Showed signs of abuse or neglect

Gloversville Police: Information sought on dog found dead at Forest St. Park; Showed signs of abuse or neglect

GLOVERSVILLE - Police are asking for the public's help in finding the owner of a dog found dead Wednesday morning in Forest Street Park that showed signs of abuse of neglect. Police also released a photo of the dog, along with a warning on its content, in hopes of identifying the dog's owners. (The photo is included below) Police described the dog is described as a gray and white female pit bull. The discovery was made Wednesday morning at about 8 a.m., police said. The city's Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the park at the intersection of Forest and…
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Caroga Lake man charged with felony DWI after one-car Charleston crash, Montgomery Co. Sheriff says

Caroga Lake man charged with felony DWI after one-car Charleston crash, Montgomery Co. Sheriff says

CHARLESTON - A Caroga Lake man faces a felony driving while intoxicated charge after a one-car crash Sunday, Montgomery County Sheriff's officials said. Dylan E. Rulison, 22, of Caroga Lake, was arrested after deputies and New York State Police troopers responded to North Green Road in Charleston for an accident, sheriff's officials said. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe They arrived to learn the driver, identified as Rulison, had been driving under the influence of alcohol and held a restriction for an interlock device. The vehicle was also found with switched plates and…
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Police: Gloversville man stole city fire truck; Suspect previously charged in Sept. 9 pursuit

Police: Gloversville man stole city fire truck; Suspect previously charged in Sept. 9 pursuit

GLOVERSVILLE - A Gloversville man arrested earlier this month in connection with a pursuit that damaged patrol cars has been arrested again, this time accused of stealing a Gloversville Fire Department fire truck Wednesday morning, according to police. The incident began shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police then received a call from the fire department related to a stolen fire truck, police said. Officers soon learned that the person who had stolen the vehicle had driven it into the City Hall parking lot, situated between City Hall and the Fire Department, according to police. Police soon recovered the truck undamaged…
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