Johnstown woman pleads in credit card case

Kohout

JOHNSTOWN — A Johnstown woman pleaded guilty this week in Fulton County Court in a case involving use of another person’s credit card at various locations.

Christine M. Kohout, 40, of 32 S. William St., pleaded guilty Wednesday before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until later, but she is expected to receive five years probation, participation in county Drug Court, possible order of protection for her victim, and she must make unspecified restitution.

Kohout was arrested Dec. 17, 2017 by Gloversville police on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny.

Police said a warrant was issued by Gloversville City Court after an investigation into a stolen credit card. The card was subsequently used at multiple ATM locations without the victim’s permission by Kohout, police said.

In other recent County Court action involving drug possession and drinking and driving cases:

∫ Katrina P. Dwight, 38, of 197 Old Peck Hill Road, Gloversville, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Hoye to one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but Dwight is expected to receive credit for time served, five years probation, and a driver’s license suspension.

Dwight, a passenger in a vehicle, was arrested at 3:51 p.m. Feb. 23 by Gloversville police. She was charged with: felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count for unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police at the time said she was charged following a traffic stop on West Fulton Street. During the stop officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Dwight turned over 3.5 grams of marijuana when questioned. During the course of investigation police allegedly found Dwight was also in possession of 8.1 grams of cocaine, police said.

∫ Andrew T. Duesler, 59, of Tillboro Road, St. Johnsville, was sentenced Wednesday by Hoye to five years probation, as part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence was based on his April 10 guilty plea to one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

He was arrested Oct. 18 by state police in the town of Ephratah.

Troopers charged Duesler with one felony count of criminal possession of marijuana, unlawfully growing marijuana, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

∫ Jason J. Anselment, 32, of 34 S. Main St., Gloversville, was sentenced Thursday by Hoye to six months in the county jail, five years probation, $1,000 fine and surcharge, he must install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle, and a one-year driver’s license revocation.

Sentencing was based on Anselment’s April 9 guilty plea to felony driving while intoxicated because of a previous DWI conviction within 10 years. The plea was part of an arrangement.

The defendant was arrested Feb. 20 by Gloversville police, charged with felony DWI, aggravated DWI, and unlawful imprisonment after police received a stalking complaint. Police responded to Forest Avenue following the stalking complaint. The victim was interviewed on the scene, stating to police that Anselment held her against her will in his apartment. Once she was able to leave, Anselment allegedly followed her in his vehicle.

Anselment followed the alleged victim in his vehicle after she left his apartment on foot and officers allege Anselment’s blood-alcohol content was above 0.18 percent. During processing, officers found Anselment was previously convicted of a DWI in 2010.

∫Herbert D. Ward, 36, of 423 S. Main St., Gloversville, was sentenced Thursday by Hoye to time served, five years probation, $500 fine, and a driver’s license revocation.

The sentenced was based on Ward’s Jan. 12 guilty plea to felony aggravated unlicensed operation and misdemeanor DWI, as part of a plea arrangement.

He was charged June 15, 2017 by Gloversville police with DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Officers said that Ward was charged after police found he was intoxicated while operating a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation on South Main Street.

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