Troy man accused of stealing more than $50,000 worth of food from food bank

WNYT Staff
Updated: July 01, 2020 05:06 PM
Created: July 01, 2020 10:49 AM

COLONIE -- A Troy man is accused of stealing over $50,000 worth of food from the Regional Food Bank on Albany Shaker Road.

The Regional Food Bank reported that over 31,000 pounds of food were stolen between March 13 and June 25.


Colonie police arrested 27-year-old Chavez Gibbs of Troy. Police said that Gibbs used his former employer’s account, the Albany Damien Center, to steal food on 42 different occasions. He sold the food to other not-for-profit organizations in the area.

Police said he was on probation for a previous larceny conviction. They believe that other non-for-profit organizations may be victims.

Police charged Gibbs with second-degree grand larceny.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact your local police department.

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