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Mechanicville woman sent to prison for thefts

Mechanicville woman sent to prison for thefts

A Mechanicville woman accused of stealing from pocketbooks during an elementary school event last ye

A Mechanicville woman accused of stealing from pocketbooks during an elementary school event last year has been sentenced to state prison time.

Cheryl M. Trant, 46, of South Third Street, was sentenced Wednesday by Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III to 3 to 6 years in state prison on a third-degree burglary charge.

Authorities said that Trant on June 7, 2015, went through pocketbooks and purses left in a classroom during an event at Mechanicville Elementary School, taking cash and credit cards.

Trant was also sentenced to 2 to 4 year prison terms for fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree identity theft, with those terms to be served concurrently with the burglary sentence.

Also Wednesday, Erin A. Hatter, 50, of Plank Road, Clifton Park, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison, after having pleaded guilty in February to second-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery.

Hatter worked at Nolan Engineering in Ballston Lake, where she was accused of taking checks and forging signatures on them in several occasions in 2014, following an accounting dispute.

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