Man accused of home invasion over unpaid bill for strippers

A Glenville man is in the Schoharie County jail after Cobleskill police say he bound a village man w
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A Glenville man is in the Schoharie County jail after village police say he bound a village man with tape and threatened him for paying for exotic dancers with a bad check.

Vincent L. McGrath Jr., 37, was arrested by village police Thursday at 885 Strong St. in Schenectady on felony robbery and burglary charges, as well as misdemeanor charges of unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon and petty larceny. McGrath was jailed on $25,000 bail after being arraigned before Village Justice Richard Hamm.

According to village police Sgt. Richard Bialkowski, McGrath was one of two men who invaded the North Grand Street home of a Cobleskill man last Friday, cut his telephone line, bound him with duct tape, struck him and threatened him with a stun gun.

Police say the incident was in response to the victim, whom they would not identify, paying for $2,000 worth of dances provided by an escort service with a check that bounced.

Additional arrests are expected, police said.

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