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Guilty Plea in Stolen Property Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

April 12, 2019



  Guilty Plea in Stolen Property Case 


ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that ROBERT HOAG, 75, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony, before the Honorable William A Carter in Albany County Court this morning.

On February 10, 2019, officers of the Colonie Police Department began an investigation after approximately $1,600.00 was reported stolen from Victory Church in the Town of Colonie. On February 11, 2019, officers of the Colonie Police Department discovered HOAG to be in possession of most of the stolen funds, some of which were still contained in the church’s envelope. HOAG was wearing the same clothes from the date of the incident and upon reviewing video surveillance of the incident admitted to possessing the stolen property.

This is HOAG’s third criminal conviction related to stolen property from a church in the Albany County area.

HOAG faces 1 ½ to 3 years in State Prison when sentenced on May 24, 2019. Additionally, HOAG will have to pay approximately $500 in restitution to be paid to Victory Church.

Assistant District Attorney Collin D’Arcy is handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]