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October 6, 2012

Altona woman sentenced for Garvey Hyundi larcenies

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HAD AN AFFAIR

Perry did not act alone in committing her crimes.

Charles Allen, 42, of Saratoga, who owns ACR Motors, pleaded guilty in August to working with Perry to illegally procure 24 cars worth $136,150. He and his salesman Richard Bashant, 36, of Queensbury altered documents to defraud Garvey.

Bashant, with whom Perry was having an affair at the time, worked with her and Allen to illegally obtain the cars from Garvey Hyundai and sell them for profit to an auto-auction firm.

He appeared in court Sept. 20, 2011, and was sentenced to one year in County Jail based on fourth-degree-conspiracy and petit-larceny convictions, Blatchley said in a press conference following Perry’s sentencing.

But Bashant’s jail sentence was conditionally discharged after he made a restitution payment of $19,733, provided a DNA sample, payed a DNA fee and completed of 100 hours of community service.

RESTITUTION

The sentence for Allen, who is scheduled to appear in Clinton County Court on Dec. 4, will be based on how much of the remaining $116,417 he is able to repay by that date.

“It is expected he will appear in court with a check for that amount,” Blatchley said.

Both Blatchley and New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Larry Cragle agreed that the many hours spent building and prosecuting the case took a toll on the Garvey family.

“It took a lot longer than anyone would have hoped, but the outcome is good,” Cragle said.

Sean Garvey did not offer a statement at the press conference, but Blatchley said he was extremely relieved.

“He can start to put all of this behind him,” he said.

Email Miranda Orso: morso@pressrepublican.com

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