Former Town Employee Admits Stealing Tools

A former part-time Town of Huntington security guard has pleaded guilty to stealing tools from the town and selling them for profit.

Robert Chura entered a locked tool-storage room and stole three hedge trimmers, two chainsaws and two leaf blowers, Ray Tierney, Suffolk County district attorney, said.

“Stealing public property is a serious crime. Especially when, as in this case, the defendant
exploited his position as a public employee to benefit himself,” Tierney said.  “Fortunately, the
only result he garnered from his scheme is a grand larceny conviction on his record.”

The total value of stolen items was approximately $3,700. Chura confessed that he sold several of
these items. Suffolk County Police detectives identified Chura when he listed some of the stolen
items for sale online.

Chura is due back in court for sentencing on Sept. 28,

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