Man convicted of grand larceny

JOHNSTOWN -A Gloversville man was convicted of fourth-degree grand larceny Wednesday in Fulton County Court in a case involving illegal ATM withdrawals.

Gary Bernard, 40, was convicted in a trial before Judge Polly A. Hoye.

“He stole a debit card and used it in various locations in our county and Oneida County,” Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira said Friday.

Bernard was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury in January on one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny. He was arrested by state police Dec. 17, charged with that count and three counts of petit larceny.

Troopers said Bernard was arrested after he made ATM withdrawals from another person’s account. State police received a complaint from a man Nov. 24 about fraudulent transactions from his bank account. According to state police, the man said he loaned his car – with his checkbook and personal identification number for the account in the glove compartment – to Bernard from Oct. 24 to 31. Police said a list of account transactions showed three separate ATM withdrawals that the account’s owner did not make, totaling $460.

Photographs from a bank led to Bernard being identified as the man at the ATM, state police said.

Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Kelli McCoski prosecuted the case.

Albany attorney James Melita appeared for the prosecution.