Man admits burglarizing several southern tier homes

YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The alleged accomplice of a man accused of breaking into homes across Western New York has pleaded guilty.

Charles Hecht, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cattaraugus County to charges including fourth degree grand larceny, second and third degree burglary, and second degree forgery. The burglaries took place in Yorkshire, Freedom and Ellicottville.

Prosecutors say Hecht and Ryann Skiver, 28, of Concord are responsible for a string of thefts going back to April 2014 in which they stole credit cards, tools, medical equipment, prescription drugs, cell phones, laptops and personal documents with confidential data on them.

Skiver is facing seven felonies, including grand larceny for items valued greater than $50,000 and burglary, in Erie County.

Law enforcement believe Skiver and Hecht acted together in both the Cattaraugus and Erie County burglaries, as well as several other incidents in Western New York.

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