Schenectady man accused in $50K theft

He faces one count of second-degree grand larceny, a felony

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SCHENECTADY – A Schenectady man has been accused the theft of more than $52,000 at a bank, though none of the money actually made it out, authorities said Thursday.

Donald K. Legister, 22, was arrested Monday by the state police and charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Legister is accused of taking just under $52,300 at the SEFCU on State Street in Schenectady late in the afternoon on May 19, according to police allegations fled in court.


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Legister allegedly went to the bank to withdraw funds from a bank account in his name that contained proceeds from a stolen check, according to the allegations.

Though he is accused of larceny related to the bank account in his name, none of the money actually made it out of the bank, prosecutor Will Lemon said Thursday.

The threshold for second-degree grand larceny is $50,000.

Legister was processed by state police and released to appear in court later.

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