A former Carthage man admitted Friday in Jefferson County Court that he stole money from the McDonalds restaurant in West Carthage while working there as a shift supervisor.
Andrew S. LaFave, 30, whose last known address was 207 Central St., Apt. 3, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree falsifying business records. He admitted that, during September, he altered records at the Bridge Street business to cover up the theft of cash.
He is expected to be sentenced Sept. 7 to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, followed by three years probation. He also will be ordered to pay $587 in restitution and perform 150 hours of community service.
Mr. LaFave still has charges pending in City Court alleging that he spray-painted Daffy on several buildings in Watertown in May. He has been jailed at the PSB on $5,000 bail since May 26 on those charges.
In other court activity Friday, Derek L. Whittenburg, 20, Watertown, was arraigned on a warrant alleging he is a fugitive wanted in Vernon Parish, La., on a burglary charge. He waived his right to extradition proceedings and agreed to be returned to Louisiana to face the charge there.
He had admitted violating probation Tuesday in County Court and was resentenced to time served at the PSB. He admitted he violated supervision by failing to inform his probation officer of changes in his address and failing to tell the officer how to contact him. Information about why he was serving probation was not available from the court.
In court Thursday, Warren C. Spies, 29, of 21 E. Church St., Apt. 2, Adams, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and was referred to Drug Court. He admitted stealing over $3,000 worth of jewelry from a relative in the town of Watertown sometime between Aug. 15 and Sept. 21.
If he is successful in the substance abuse treatment program designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration, his felony larceny plea will be vacated and he will be allowed to plead guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. He would then be sentenced to three years probation and be ordered to pay restitution. If he is unsuccessful, he could face three to six years in state prison on the felony conviction.
He would be sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted of felony driving while intoxicated in County Court in 2005.