National Guardsman to appear in court
BETHLEHEM, N.Y. -- The National Guard member accused of going door to door in his military uniform, collecting donations and then keeping the money will be in Bethlehem Town Court today.
Robert Conde, 20, of Albany was arrested in March and charged with scheming to defraud, a felony, as well as misdemeanors of petit larceny, fraudulent accosting, official misconduct, and receiving unlawful gratuities.
According to Bethlehem police, Conde went to homes in his military uniform and collected funds in the form of cash and checks. He said the money was for U.S. troops, but police said he kept the money for himself.