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Boire pleads guilty to stealing historical items

PLATTSBURGH A city man has pleaded guilty to stealing historical items from the Clinton County Historical Association. Matthew Boire, 25, pleaded guilty in Plattsburgh City Court Oct. 26 to fifth-degree criminal possession of stole property and petit larceny, both Class A misdemeanors. Boire was arrested Aug. 20 on charges he stole several items while being employed by the historical association. He originally stated he was selling the items on Internet auction site Ebay, to benefit the association, which never received compensation from Boire for items he sold. Several missing items have been located and returned to the historical association. Boire, who was originally charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth- and fifth-degree counts of criminal possession of stolen property, and sworn false statement, will be sentenced Friday, Dec. 21. He faces a maximum sentence of one year in county jail and payment of restitution, $1,000 in fines and mandatory surcharges. A sentence of three years probation was also recommended by the District Attorney's office and the historical association.

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