Man, 22, gets term for theft of credit card

JOHNSTOWN – A Northville man involved in credit card theft is facing up to three years in state prison.

Burt J. Belden Jr., 22, of 121 N. Second St., Northville, was sentenced last week in Fulton County Court by Judge Polly A. Hoye to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison as a second felony offender.

The sentence was based on his April 29 guilty plea to one count of fourth-degree grand larceny as part of a plea arrangement.

Belden was arrested Nov. 25 by Gloversville police for stealing someone’s credit card and using it.

In other recent County Court cases:

William Rodenbaugh, 48, of 49 Division St., Gloversville, was sentenced May 16 by Judge Richard C. Giardino to two years in prison as a second felony offender. He must also make almost $6,000 in restitution.

Sentencing was based on Rodenbaugh’s March 20 guilty plea to one count of third-degree grand larceny. He was indicted Jan. 14 by a county grand jury in January on six counts: third-degree grand larceny, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

He was arrested in November by Johnstown police on charges of felony second-degree burglary, felony third-degree grand larceny and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Rodenbaugh was charged in connection with Nov. 5 incidents. Police said an investigation into a stolen-vehicle complaint and possession of stolen property showed he committed a burglary at a South Melcher Street apartment. Police said he burglarized the apartment, stealing multiple items, including two firearms.

Police said Rodenbaugh stole a vehicle from Smalley’s Lot in the city of Johnstown and was later involved in a pursuit by area law enforcement while he was in the stolen vehicle at North Perry and Briggs streets.

Mack E. Lane, 37, of Gloversville, pleaded guilty May 22 before Hoye to one count of fourth-degree welfare fraud as part of a plea arrangement.

He is due to receive five years of probation and may have to pay more than $10,000 in restitution.

Lane was arrested Sept. 24.

Authorities said Lane failed to report all household members on his applications for SNAP and HEAP. He received $8,074 in SNAP benefits and $2,045 in HEAP benefits he was not entitled to, authorities said.

David VanAlstine, 21, of Gloversville, pleaded guilty May 19 before Hoye to third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive three to six years in state prison on each charge concurrently.

VanAlstine was arrested July 10.