BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday morning, to illegally obtaining credit card numbers and absconding before he could be sentenced.
Fifty-one-year-old Leland Burks admitted to using the credit card numbers he illegally obtained from unsuspecting victims and using them to make purchases of liquor, hotel rooms, Shea's Buffalo tickets and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra tickets. The loss to local merchants is approximately $15,000.
The District Attorney's Office says Burks initially pleaded guilty in November, 2011, but absconded before he could be sentenced. After a manhunt, he was arrested in August.
Burks is charged with first-degree scheme to defraud and second-degree bail jumping. He could face a maximum prison sentence of 12 years when he is sentenced in November.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Some lake snow today, though the next system on Saturday will bring a more widespread coating
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.