Last suspect in Harrison food pantry thefts refuses plea

The last suspect charged with stealing from a Harrison food pantry has refused a plea deal offered by the Westchester district attorney and will head to trial.

Adam Straface, 26, and five other town workers were arrested after a three-month undercover investigation by the Harrison Police Department. All are accused of stealing everything from shoes to food meant for the needy - their actions caught on surveillance video.

The deal offered to all six by the DA includes pleading guilty to one count of petit larceny, paying a maximum fine of $1,000 plus court fees, and they must stay out of trouble for one year. In addition, as part of a new state law all must give a DNA sample to the Harrison Police Department.

Straface is due back in court in August.

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