Woman gets prison for library burglary

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville woman who stole keys to the Gloversville Public Library, then stole a laptop after library hours, is headed to state prison.

Amy P. Simonds, 34, of 28 Spring Ave., pleaded guilty Monday in Fulton County Court to one count of third-degree burglary before Judge Richard C. Giardino.

Sentencing was adjourned to a later date, but she is slated to be sentenced to two to four years in state prison, as part of a plea arrangement.

Simonds was arrested Nov. 17 by Gloversville police, charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

According to police, library staff said they saw Simonds inside the library after closing hours. They determined she stole the library keys of an employee and used them to gain access, police said. Once inside the library, police said, Simonds stole a laptop computer and fled the scene. She was arrested by police at her home where the laptop was recovered hidden in her bedroom, police said.