FONDA – A Schenectady woman drove juveniles around parts of Montgomery County Sunday to steal Trump and other campaign signs, Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
Deana M. Algarin, 45, of Schenectady, was arrested and charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, as well as criminal possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana, petit larceny and cited twice for no seat belt for a child less than 15.
Deputies arrested her after an investigation into stolen political campaign signs from numerous locations in and around Tribes Hill and the Town of Amsterdam, officials said.
Investigators learned that Algarin was driving six juveniles around so they could steal the signs, officials said.
Algarin was stopped by state police on County Highway 103 in Schenectady County after Montgomery County dispatchers located her car. Authorities located the signs in her vehicle.
Officials released a photo of the signs. At least 13 signs can be seen, 11 appeared to be direct signs supporting President Donald Trump, one for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and one, reading “Byedon,” that appeared to be an indirect sign supporting Trump’s opponent Joe Biden.
Algarin is to appear in the Town of Amsterdam, Glen and Glenville courts at later dates.