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Traffic Stop Puts End to Alledged Retail Shoplifting Partners

Traffic Stop Puts End to Alledged Retail Shoplifting Partners

Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of Henry Lee McGriff, 32, and James V. Caffey, 57, both of Niagara Falls on Grand Larceny 4th degree charges after an investigation into a shoplifting incident at Wal*Mart, 5735 S. Transit Road on this date. McGriff and Caffey are accused of stealing over $1,800.00 in merchandise. Erie County Sheriff's Office had both parties on a vehicle stop in Erie County and notified Niagara County Sheriff's when suspected stolen merchandise was observed in the vehicle. Both have been identified as suspects in numerous retail crimes throughout Niagara and Erie counties in recent days. Niagara Falls Police has warrants on both individuals and several other agencies in Erie and Niagara counties will have pending charges. McGriff is being held on $750 bail and Caffey on $500 bail on the charges stemming from Niagara County.

Welfare Fraud Arrests

Welfare Fraud Arrests

Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of the following individuals on welfare fraud related charges over the last two days in the City of Niagara Falls:

 

Katharine Wilson, 38, was charged with one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree. She has a return court date of February 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Niagara Falls City Court.

 

Somerset Male Arrested Robbery of Sunoco S. Transit

Somerset Male Arrested Robbery of Sunoco S. Transit

SANBORN, NY: Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of Jamil T. Alhorebi, 31, of Somerset, on charges of Robbery 1st degree and Petit Larceny. Alhorebi is accused of robbing the Sunoco at 5985 S. Transit Road in Lockport, on October 1, 2016. Alhorebi threatened the clerk with a knife and stole cash and cigarettes. He was arraigned by Justice Cheryl Antkowiak in Lockport Town Court. Bail was placed at $25,000/$50,000 and he was given a return court date to the Town of Lockport Court on February 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.                                     

University at Buffalo Police and Homeland Security Investigations Hope to Void Check Scams

University at Buffalo Police and Homeland Security Investigations Hope to Void Check Scams

Back in October, the New York State University at Buffalo, (UB), released a statement in reference to check cashing scams. This article will hopefully offer some safety tips about different types of scams.

The statement from October, 10, 2016 and mentioned on WGRZ “Our Department has been working with Investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on an ongoing check cashing scam. In early October of this year, a scammer contacted a UB student through his/her email. The scammer sent the student a check, which later turned out to be counterfeit, and asked him/her to send back or transfer a lesser amount to purchase product that he/she would then sell.

 

These types of scams are rampant, but this particular scam appears to be targeting UB Students.

Cheko’s Crew / 7TH Street Gang Mrmber Sentenced RICO Charges

 Cheko’s Crew / 7TH Street Gang Mrmber Sentenced RICO Charges

Buffalo, N.Y. – Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ritchie Juarbe, 26, who was convicted of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy, was sentenced to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

 

Buffalo Male Convicted Production of [Contraband]

Buffalo Male Convicted Production of [Contraband]

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Robert Pritchett, 21, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to production of child pornography, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.

 

Two Buffalo Males Plead Guilty Purgury

Two Buffalo Males Plead Guilty Purgury

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Isaac Kannah, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, who was charged in an October 2012 indictment with perjury and obstruction of justice, was arrested on January 10, 2017, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Philadelphia.  The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.