Contractor sentenced to prison in grand larceny case, gets 4 years

JOHNSTOWN—A contractor involved in a grand larceny scheme involving non-performance of a service was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to up to four years in state prison.

Brian K. Hayes, 46, of 142 Buda Drive, Mayfield, was sentenced Feb. 23 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to two to four years in state prison, as part of a plea arrangement. He was sentenced as a second felony offender.

Hayes must also make $1,400 in restitution to his Gloversville victim.

The sentence was based on the defendant’s Jan. 25 guilty plea to one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

The Gloversville Police Department arrested Hayes on Oct. 5, charging him with one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

He was located by the Guilderland Police Department and transported to the Gloversville police department on an active warrant.

Police said Hayes was charged in connection with an incident at 11 a.m. on Aug. 14 on Fifth Avenue in Gloversville. Hayes signed a contract with a city resident to perform a service. He was paid, but never returned and the service was never rendered, police said. The type of service was not disclosed by police.

But fourth-degree grand larceny — one of the lowest level felonies — involves any theft of property where the value of the property is greater than $1,000.

According to state police, Hayes has also been accused in complaints of stealing $1,000 or more for similar jobs from customers in other areas, including in the town of Colonie and the villages of Scotia and Ballston Spa.

By Patricia Older

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