Janitor accused of stealing from local school

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Christopher Lewis, 53, is accused of stealing multiple items from the Berne-Knox-Westerlo school District while employed as a janitor. (Albany County Sheriff’s Office)

COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that they arrested Christopher Lewis, 53, of Coeymans for allegedly stealing $2,500 worth of merchandise. Lewis worked for Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District as a janitor.

Deputies say that Lewis would periodically steal items from schools in the district and bring them home.

Among items stolen were a television, four Dewalt drills, a Dewalt saw, three laptops, a heater, several soap dispensers, a paper towel dispenser, a vacuum, two lamps, a battery pack, a stereo system, and a picture frame of Marilyn Monroe.

Charges:

  • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Felony) charged in Berne
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree (felony) charged in Coeymans

Lewis was released on appearance tickets to appear at Berne Town Court and Coeymans Town Court at a later date.

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