Share this article

print logo

Buffalo man pleads guilty to felony theft from mall

LOCKPORT – A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court to the felony theft of designer jeans from a store in the Fashion Outlets in the Town of Niagara.

Terence M. Taylor, 18, of Wilkes Avenue, could go to prison for as long as four years when he returns before County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas on July 22. He stole more than $1,000 worth of jeans from the Saks Off 5th store Aug. 11. As part of the plea deal to fourth-degree grand larceny, he is banned from the outlet mall.

Assistant Public Defender Ryan P. Hanna said Taylor already has served two months in Niagara County Jail awaiting the resolution of this case, after serving five months in Erie County on another theft charge. Farkas reduced his bail from $10,000 to $5,000 after the plea.