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Kloch tells Lockport thief she needs to go to jail

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. on Wednesday told a woman who stole more than $1,000 from her ex-husband that she needs to go to jail.

When Kelly M. Rados pleaded guilty in October to a reduced charge of petit larceny, Kloch told her that he would let her withdraw her plea if he found he couldn’t place her on probation. Wednesday, the judge said Rados has a lengthy record of convictions for petty theft dating back to 2007, resulting in short jail terms or probation sentences, all of which resulted in violations of probation rules.

“Unfortunately, your past is following you. I can’t in good conscience keep the commitment I made to you,” Kloch said. He gave her until Feb. 3 to decide whether to take a jail term of as long as a year, or withdraw her plea and wait to see if she is indicted on charges that would carry longer potential sentences upon conviction.

“I understand. I messed up a lot before,” said Rados, 39, of Campbell Boulevard, Town of Lockport. Assistant District Attorney Ryan K. Parisi said Rados stole and forged a $1,021 check July 1, 2013.