HARMONY, N.Y. (WIVB) - State Police say a pair of crooks tricked a woman into giving them an opportunity to burglarize her home.
On Sunday, troopers were called to a home in Harmony on reports a burglary had taken place. The victim told police she came home and found 22-year-old James Hall inside without permission. Rather than report the incident, the woman decided to give Hall a ride home when he said he did not have a way to get there.
Police say what the victim didn't know was that as she drove Hall home, 23-year-old Scott McChesney broke into her home, stealing an XBox, games, and a CD. Later, troopers say McChesney and Hall sold the video game system and used the ill-gotten gains to buy heroin.
Hall was arrested and charged with second degree burglary, fourth degree conspiracy, fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property, second degree criminal trespass and violating probation. McChesney was arrested and charged with second degree burglary and fourth degree conspiracy.
After arraignment, both suspects were taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.
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