Seized Mayfield animals now up for adoption

MAYFIELD — Three dozen animals seized from a Mayfield property in July will be forfeited to humane societies after their owner was unable to post a court-ordered security to pay for their care.On Sept. 29, Mayfield Town Justice John Papa ruled that defendant Susan Kelly would be required to pay a $235,583 security bond to cover past and future boarding and care costs for animals that had been seized from her property and subsequently have been housed at Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers, Fulton County Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the Brennan Humane Society.…
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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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