Clifton Park man gets prison in Wal-Mart theft



BALLSTON SPA — A Clifton Park man accused of stealing more than $5,000 worth of property in July from the Halfmoon Wal-Mart where he worked has been sentenced to two to six years in state prison, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.

Deandre Abrams, 20, was also sentenced Dec. 19 by County Judge James Murphy to serve 1 1/3 to four years in state prison, to be served concurrently, for possession of dangerous contraband — a sharpened toothbrush — while serving time in the Saratoga County Jail. He was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on that charge Dec. 2.

In both cases, he pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him: third-degree grand larceny and first-degree promoting prison contraband, both felonies.

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Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.