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Member of cleaning crew steals from National Guard

January 18, 2013

QUEENSBURY, NY — A man part of a cleaning crew working at the New York Army National Guard Readiness Center has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of military equipment, according to the Post Star.

michael debloisMichael T.P. DeBlois, 27, has been charged with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly breaking into soldiers’ lockers to steal gear including military vests, belts, helmets and canteens, the article stated.

According to the article, DeBlois was employed by Altamont House, a company that employs recovering addicts and those with substance abuse-related criminal histories holding contracts with a number of state agencies whose personnel clean common areas of other military facilities such as bathrooms and lobbies.

Police have said that DeBlois allegedly sold the items, some of them going to the Emergency Preparedness Outlet, the article noted.

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