Prosecutor named in Glens Falls hospice thefts

Friday, October 12, 2012
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— Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III will act as special prosecutor in the case of a Saratoga Springs man accused of stealing from a Glens Falls hospice.

Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan disqualified her office from prosecuting Robert H. Spratt Jr. due to possible conflicts.

Spratt, 44, of Vichy Drive, Saratoga Springs, was active in the Glens Falls Rotary Club and other Warren County community organizations, and in charitable fundraising efforts in the Glens Falls area.

Glens Falls police arrested Spratt on Tuesday on a charge of third-degree grand larceny, alleging he stole more than $26,000 from House of Grace of the Adirondacks, the nonprofit hospice where he worked for the last 18 months as director of outreach.

Spratt was arrested in early August in Moreau on eight counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Murphy’s office said Spratt was accused of stealing a check from a female acquaintance’s checkbook, forging the check and obtaining money from her account.

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