Chadwicks man accused of stealing thousands from Sears

(WKTV)- An employee at Sears faces charges after being accused of stealing from the retail department store.

Steven F. Forte, 26, of Chadwicks has been charged with first degree falsifying business records and third degree grand larceny.

New Hartford Police said the Sears Loss Prevention Department at the Sangertown Square Mall conducted an investigation that revealed the store had sustained a loss of more than $3,000 through false return transactions.

Forte was arraigned in the town of New Hartford Court and was released pending a future court date.

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