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Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Thursday, September 29th, Terence L. Kindlon, age 44, of Ghent, New York, pled guilty to one count of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a class E felony, in satisfaction of a four count indictment.

Kindlon pled guilty to forging a stamp of the Appellate Division, Third Department, on legal paperwork, which he then submitted to his employer in the City of Rensselaer. This case was extensively investigated by Investigator Scott Schriner of the New York State Police. Kindlon has an extensive criminal history, including eight (8) felonies and four (4) misdemeanors. He also has misdemeanor charges currently pending in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

As a result of the plea, the defendant will be sentenced to one and a half (1 ½) to three (3) years in state prison. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on November 22nd, at the Rensselaer County Courthouse and will be held before the Honorable Jonathan Nichols from Columbia County, who presided over this case following the recusal of both Rensselaer County Court Judges.

Abelove said, “This career criminal took advantage of a trusting and unsuspecting victim. I commend the hard work of the New York State Police, whose diligent efforts have brought this defendant to justice.”

Assistant District Attorney Carl Rosenkranz prosecuted the case.