Police: Career criminal arrested again for shoplifting
September 24, 2018 03:54 PM
QUEENSBURY – Michael Fuschino, 57, who has been repeatedly arrested for stalking and harassment around the Capital Region, has been arrested again. He is now facing shoplifting charges from a store he was told to stay out of – Walmart. And not just the one on Route 9 in Queensbury -- every Walmart.
Just before 9 p.m. Sunday night, Warren County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Walmart for a reported shoplifter. He had been given written notice on two prior occasions to stay off the property of any Walmart. He was taken to the Warren County Jail without bail.
His run-ins with the law date back to the fall of 1978. Authorities say in 1979 he mailed a high school classmate 10 threatening letters, two included kitchen knives; in the early 1980s he filed and lost appeals, saying he never had counsel; known as "Frogger man," he was kicked out of mall arcades for pinching and groping women; authorities say he's had peoples' cars towed for no reason; according to court records, in 1993 he was convicted of stalking and harassing a 22-year old HVCC student, even going so far as to publish her obituary in the paper; in 1998 he called the power company more than a dozen times, mimicked a woman's voice, to have her power shut off.
Between 1980 and 2006 he was convicted 15 times, five times for aggravated harassment. He regularly violated orders of protection usually receiving just probation. During a trial in Schenectady County, he was charged with contempt after allegedly calling the victim while the jury was deliberating. In 2010, authorities say he harassed an 86-year old woman, a neighbor, with hang-up calls that had lasted six years.
The official charge is Burglary (3rd degree, Class D Felony), and Petit Larceny (Class A Misdemeanor). Fuschino, of Warrensburg, was arraigned in Queensbury Town Court and is due back in court October 1.
Updated: September 24, 2018 03:54 PM
Created: September 24, 2018 12:48 PM
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