ALBANY, N.Y.—An Albany man was sentenced to 4 to up to 13 years in State Prison on Friday.
Hector Cuevas, 45, was found guilty in Absentia following a jury trial of one Count of Robbery in the Third Degree, two Counts of Criminal Possession of a Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, and one Count of Forgery in the Second Degree on March 7.
On March 24, 2013, in the city of Albany, Cuevas grabbed a victim by the arm and pulled a purse from her shoulder. Cuevas was observed on a surveillance camera using one of the stolen credit cards from the purse to make a purchase at a gas station.
The court sentenced Cuevas to 2 1/3 to 7 years in State Prison on the Robbery in the Third Degree charge, to be served concurrent to a 1 to 3 year State Prison sentence on both Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree charges. Additionally, the Court sentenced Cuevas to a consecutive sentence of 2 to 6 years in State Prison on the Forgery in the Second Degree charge, for a total of 4 1/3 to 13 years in State Prison.
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