New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
February 14, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
ALEXANDER GONZALEZ, ALSO KNOWN AS KLITI MOHAMMED, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
People v Gonzalez
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Decided on February 14, 2012
Mazzarelli, J.P., Saxe, Moskowitz, Freedman, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.
Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (A. Kirke Bartley, Jr., J.), rendered July 22, 2010, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to concurrent terms of 3 to 6 years, unanimously affirmed.
The verdict was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Bleakley, 69 NY2d 490 ). There was ample evidence that, at the time and place of the theft (see Penal Law § 155.20), the value of the stolen property exceeded the $3,000 threshold for third-degree grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. This included the testimony of a store security guard, and a receipt indicating the price tags on the items (see People v Irrizari, 5 NY2d 142 ; People v McLeod, 43 AD3d 796 , lv denied 9 NY3d 1007 ; People v Trilli, 27 AD3d 349 , lv denied 6 NY3d 899 ). The possibility that the store might have offered the same merchandise at a lower price on some hypothetical occasion does not warrant a different conclusion.
We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: FEBRUARY 14, 2012
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