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Couple arrested for stealing fuel from SF site

Seneca County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Richard H Clute, age 39, and Patricia M Chatley, age 44, of 10869 County Road 23 in Hume, NY. Investigators report that Clute and Chatley on two separate occassions during the month of July 2008, allegedly took approximately one hundred and five gallons of diesel fuel from a Town of Seneca Falls construction site. Clute and Chatley pumped the diesel fuel from a storage truck into a tempoary one hundred and five gallon tank in the back of thier pick-up truck. After they removed the fuel from the site they took the fuel to their home in Hume, NY. Clute and Chatley were arrested and arraigned before Town of Seneca Falls Justice Mahoney. Clute was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail. Chatley was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00 cash or $1,000.00 secured bail bond. Both Clute and Chatley are to return on 11-05-08 for further court action.

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