Tri-county blotter

Businessman charged with theft

AMSTERDAM — The New York state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Wilton recently concluded an investigation into the theft of approximately $150,000 from the Stewart’s Corporation in Saratoga County.

The investigation led to the arrest of the president of Power Recycling, which is a division of Power Pallet in Amsterdam.

Police said Sam Donadio, 65, of Broadalbin was charged with second-degree grand larceny after the investigation determined the Stewart’s Corporation allegedly was shorted the money for returnable cardboard products. Police allege at the direction of Donadio, Stewart’s was paid a reduced amount for the returned materials over several years.

He was arraigned in the town of Wilton before town justice, David Towne.

He was released and is to appear in the town of Malta Court today.

Man charged with forging tax checks

FORT PLAIN — State police at Fonda arrested James Moyer, 53, of Canajoharie, on two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Moyer is alleged to have deposited a New York state income tax return check, as well as a federal income tax return check into an account with NBT Bank in Fort Plain.

The checks were made out to Moyer and his estranged wife but she allegedly never signed the checks for him to have and deposit.

Moyer appeared at the state police station in Fonda with his attorney and was processed on the charges, issued an appearance ticket returnable in the town of Minden Court on May 24 at 6 p.m. and released to his attorney.

Driver charged with drunk driving

MAYFIELD — Corey J. Woznack, 49, of Gloversville was charged by state police on May 9 with driving while intoxicated and having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.

Speeding leads to marijuana charge

JOHNSTOWN — Jesse P. Gianpaolo, 26, of Gloversville was charged by state police on May 9 with speeding in a posted zone and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Man charged with criminal contempt

GLOVERSVILLE — Hammiduddin A. Ward, 38, of 20 Oakland Ave., was charged with first-degree criminal contempt by city police on May 11.

Ward was taken into custody following a criminal contempt investigation. During the course of investigation, officers learned that Ward possessed an active stay away order of protection issued by Albany City Court for the Oakland Avenue address. A background check further revealed a previous criminal contempt conviction.

Ward was transported to the station where he was processed and held for arraignment.

By Kerry Minor

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