By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Hope Peters. Photo: New York State Police.  A Shandaken woman will face felony grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her former employer, according to New York State Police.  Hope Peters was arrested on Wednesday,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013 - 11:04 pm
An employee of the Shandaken highway department has been charged with embezzling over $20,000 from the town, some of it allegedly from FEMA funds meant for Irene flood relief. On Wednesday, state police arrested 46-year-old Florence Sullivan of Chichester... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 - 1:19 pm
Three people have been arrested on fraud-related charges after a probe of alleged misuse of food stamp cards at Star Grocery, a convenience store on Mettacahonts Road in Accord. Star Grocery has been under ongoing investigation into the use of electronic... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Friday, Jul. 13, 2012 - 12:24 pm
Above: A striking depiction of the Grim Reaper graces the front of an empty trailer on state Route 32 in Rosendale. Photo by Andrew Wyrich. The future of a unique roadside sign in Rosendale could be getting a bit grimmer. Rosendale Town Supervisor... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012 - 4:52 pm
Two Saugerties residents were convicted by a jury in federal court today on charges stemming from a mortgage fraud scheme, according to a press release from the FBI. Thomas Komasa, 47 and Heidi Komasa, 39, were both convicted by a jury in United States... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012 - 9:48 am
A Hurley man, 48-year-old John C. Benkert, has been arrested on charges of grand larceny and forgery after a five-month investigation into his business dealings. State police say he stole over $360,000 from victims by convincing them to loan him money for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm
Richard Ulloa, a 52-year-old Stone Ridge man, was arrested last year with two other local members of the "sovereign citizen" movement, after filing trillions of dollars' worth of fake liens against local bankers and government officials. This week, Ulloa... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011 - 10:00 am
The State Police in Middletown report that Derek Winnie, proprietor of Winnie's Auto Sales in Saugerties, has been arrested and charged with various crimes related to the furnishing of fraudulent documents in the sale of a vehicle. Here's the press... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 - 12:41 pm
Jeri Lynn RossAccording to a press release from the State Police, a Hurley woman is accused of stealing $279,000 from a series of people who lent her money. Jeri Lynn Ross, a 62-year-old who lives on Cedar St., reportedly obtained multiple fraudulent... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 - 4:08 pm
Another arrest has been made in the Case of the Food Stamp Millionaires: 71-year old Anup Virk, the father of the man who owns the convenience store at the center of an alleged million-dollar scheme to buy food stamps from their customers at half price,... Read more


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