Police arrest suspect as she leaves jail
DELMAR – An Albany woman was arrested by Bethlehem police on Tuesday, April 25 on fraud charges related to a 2019 check cashing scheme.
Detectives were notified that Tiffany Hicks, 48, was being released from the Schenectady County jail on that day.
Hicks and another woman, Marion Baldwin, of Albany, allegedly cashed three fraudulent payroll checks at different Price Choppers in the area on August 24, 2019. According to reports, Baldwin admitted to her involvement in the scheme three days later and turned herself in.
Bethlehem police filed an arrest warrant application for Hicks, but she was not found until last week.
Hicks was charged with possession of a forged instrument, a felony, conspiracy and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.
She was arraigned by Bethlehem Town Judge Andrew Kirby and sent to the Albany County jail to await a preliminary hearing on April 27.
Stealing a cart of groceries from Hannaford
DELMAR – Bethlehem police responded to Hannaford on Delaware Avenue for a report of a man who left the store with a full cart of groceries without paying for them on Friday, April 21 at approximately 3:57 p.m.
Officers observed Jeffery Rock, 46, of Troy, entering a tan Honda Accord on Delaware Avenue and performed a traffic stop.
According to reports, Rock was positively identified and taken into custody. After an investigation, police found he was wanted by the Town of Guilderland.
He was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor and the outstanding warrant and transported to meet Guilderland police.
Warrant for 2021 CVS larceny
DELMAR – A man serving time in state prison was transported to Bethlehem on Tuesday, April 18 for an outstanding warrant because he did not show up for court to face charges stemming from a larceny from CVS on Delaware Avenue in November 2021.
On November 5, 2021, a store employee observed Deyone Bush, 44, allegedly put multiple electronic devices from the store in his black book bag. The employee confronted Bush about the items in his bag. and he handed her one item and left the store.
The employee called Bethlehem police at approximately 10:59 p.m. and responding officers found Bush waiting at the CDTA bus stop. When asked about the merchandise taken from CVS, Bush opened his bag and showed the officer the merchandise.
According to reports, he was identified by the employee and taken into custody. At the police station he became uncooperative and would not provide any information, emergency contact and refused to provide fingerprints or photo.
He was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, because the total value of the merchandise was $445.36. Bush was released with an appearance ticket for Bethlehem Town Court on November 16, 2021.
According to DOCCS, Bush was convicted of felony assault in Schenectady County on February 24 and was sentenced to four years in prison. He was serving that sentence in Washington County and DOCCS employees brought Bush to Bethlehem so he could be arraigned on the charge. He was arraigned by Judge Andrew Kirby and released back to the custody of DOCCS.