03 March 2020
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander

On February 29, 2020, State Police in Latham arrested 42-year-old Richie F. Levine of Mechanicville, for Attempted Grand Larceny 4th degree (E felony) and Attempted Scheme to Defraud 2nd degree (A misdemeanor).

State Police were contacted by a Town of Guilderland resident who was concerned about correspondence they had received from Levine. It is alleged that in that correspondence Levine threatened legal action if the victim did not agree to a financial settlement for failing to hire him for a job. Investigation determined that the victim had never met Levine, and had not posted a job offering.

Levine was located at his residence in Mechanicville and taken into custody. He was processed at SP Latham and issued an appearance ticket. He is due to appear in Guilderland Town Court on March 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.



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