PLATTSBURGH — A Catskill, N.Y., man was charged Tuesday with grand larceny after he allegedly stole another man’s wallet.
Stanislav Samolyuk, 19, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Shortly before 11:12 p.m. Sept. 2, a man who had been sitting on a bench near Clinton Community College’s Cumberland Hall, located at 19 Dormitory Road in Plattsburgh, noticed his wallet was missing out of his pocket.
When he returned to the bench he found Stanislav Samolyuk, 19, sitting where he had been sitting, police said.
The man asked Samolyuk if he had seen a wallet and he said that while he had not, he would help look for it, police said.
When a trooper later questioned Samolyuk, he admitted to stealing the wallet and taking $80 out of it, police said.
The victim said he had another $1,000 in cash hidden in a secret compartment in the wallet, police said.
The trooper found that money still in the wallet in the hidden compartment, police said.
Samolyuk was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and was sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Robin Caudell