Joshua Sanders of Johnstown charged with grand larceny

GLOVERSVILLE – A Johnstown man is facing multiple counts of criminal impersonation after city police said he took items from area stores while claiming to be with a city business.

Joshua W. Sanders, 36, of 44 Conley Drive, was taken into custody Tuesday on an arrest warrant for fourth-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree criminal impersonation and two counts of petit larceny.

Officers said Sanders entered the Reliable Auto Parts store and Fastenal store, both on Harrison Street, multiple times dressed in a uniform from his former employer (Warren Tire). During the visits, Sanders is alleged to have informed the businesses that he was an employee of Warren Tire and needed to purchase items for the business. Police said Sanders took the items knowing he was not a Warren Tire employee with no intention of bringing the items to the company.

“An investigation into the incidents revealed that Sanders committed the crimes with the intentions of defrauding his former employer and obtaining personal gain. The defendant was later picked up in the village of Dolgeville and turned over to the Gloversville City Police,” according to the release.

Sanders was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail without bail.

Kerry Minor covers Gloversville. She can be reached at [email protected].

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