Altona woman steals cash, cars

ALTONA — Julie A. Perry stole more than $1.4 million in cash and vehicles over roughly five years.

She faced several charges and a hefty prison sentence, but the Altona woman reduced some of that by recently pleading guilty.

Perry appeared in Clinton County Court and pleaded guilty before Judge Patrick McGill to second-degree grand larceny.

Perry was working as an office manager for Garvey Hyundai North on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh when she stole the items between March 2005 and December 2010.

She altered paperwork at the dealership to illegally acquire the vehicles and the cash, according to the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office.

Perry faced 14 counts of first-degree falsifying business records, five counts of first-degree larceny, four counts of third-degree forgery and fourth-degree conspiracy.

Her jury trial loomed later this month when she entered her guilty plea instead.

Perry remains free on bond and is scheduled to reappear in court in October for sentencing.

She faces five to 15 years in prison and will be required to repay court fees and restitution of $1,404,320.

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