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N.J. man admits stealing $75K from Rexford woman, 70

A New Jersey man accused of swindling more than $75,000 from a Rexford resident has pleaded guilty t
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A New Jersey man accused of swindling more than $75,000 from a Rexford resident has pleaded guilty to two charges in Saratoga County Court.

Luis Aleman, 24, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree identity theft for incidents that occurred last summer. He will be sentenced March 26 by County Court Judge Jerry J. Scarano.

When he was arrested, state police said Aleman received $60,000 worth of gold coins and more than $15,000 in proceeds from a life insurance policy. The victim was a 70-year-old woman for whom he allegedly agreed to complete deals to sell the coins and life insurance policy, though he didn’t give the woman the proceeds.

Police said the arrest was the product of a five-month investigation.

In other cases before Scarano on Monday:

* Darryl J. Mount, 20, of Arrow Wood Place, Malta, was sentenced to one to three years in state prison. He had pleaded guilty in December to charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Mount was arrested in connection with burglaries in August and September, police said when he was arrested in September.

* Scott J. Salvadore Jr., 24, of Dunn Road, Stillwater, was sentenced to 18 months in state prison and two years’ post-release supervision on a charge of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was arrested by state police in connection with a June 2011 incident in Stillwater.

* Michael J. Turturo III, 27, of Main Street, Jonesville, was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to failure to report an address change within 10 days.

* Brandon C. VanGuilder, 24, of South Glens Falls, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton on May 17, 2011. He and another man were accused of entering an apartment in Wilton and assaulting a man there with a baseball bat, causing head injuries. VanGuilder will be sentenced March 26.

* Richard J. Trombley, 62, of Howe Road, Lake Luzerne, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated. He was arrested last Nov. 5 in Hadley.

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