Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Streeter-Chen Pleads Guilty

Rebecca Streeter-Chen entered a guilty plea yesterday on one count of second-degree larceny for the theft of an 1823 Tanner Atlas from the Rockland County Historical Society back in April, the Journal News reports.

"Prosecutors recommended [County Court Judge Victor] Alfieri sentence Streeter-Chen to prison for 1 to 3 years on Oct. 15, Chief Assistant District Attorney Louis Valvo said yesterday. Alfieri, however, indicated he would sentence Streeter-Chen to six months in the county jail and supervised probation ..., but he would consider alternatives, Valvo said." Here's an alternative: 1 to 3 years.

Streeter-Chen told the court that she entered the Historical Society building on 22 April, took the atlas from a storage room, and then, as we know, attempted to sell it.

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