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Man sentenced in theft from his grandmother

A Buffalo man who routinely stole from his 93-year-old grandmother and left her destitute was sentenced to pay full restitution, spend weekends in jail for four months and serve five years on probation for his crime.

James T. Mosley III, 53, of Sandford Street had been convicted in Erie County Court of third degree grand larceny for abusing his power of attorney to siphon nearly $15,000 from his grandmother’s accounts between July 2012 and November 2014.

The victim was left with about $200 to live on each month and the crime came to light when she told a social worker at a senior center that she couldn’t afford her medication.

Judge Thomas P. Franczyk ordered Mosley to repay $14,383 in addition to the jail time.

Assistant District Attorney Candace Vogel prosecuted the case, aided by Investigator Anthony Costantino of the DA’s office.