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Queens man admits stealing nearly $8k in merchandise from Albion Walmart

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 February 2019 at 11:21 am

ALBION – A man from Queens admitted in Orleans County Court today to taking $7,778 in merchandise from the Albion Walmart on Oct. 4, 2017.

Ralph Saintilus, 45, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a stolen property in the third degree. He faces a minimum of a year in state prison and maximum of 3 years when he is sentenced in May 23.

In another case in county court today, a Churchville woman was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison, including six months of shock treatment which will include drug addiction treatment.

Vanessa Trouerbach, 27, already has been in the county jail for about a year. She pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary for entering a garage on Monroe-Orleans Countyline Road on June 21, 2017. She and a co-defendant took tools. She will pay $1,000 in restitution at $50 a month, beginning two months after she is released from prison.

Trouerbach was in a diversion program but didn’t complete the program successfully.

Judge Charles Zambito said he wanted his sentence to include help for Trouerbach and her drug addiction.

Trouerbach apologized in court to the family that was victimized in the crime. She said she is committed to being a better person and would like to be a nurse.

“I’ve learned how to cope with life’s challenges,” she told the judge at sentencing.

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