NEWFANE— The Niagara County District Attorney’s office has charged a Barker man with second-degree grand larceny Tuesday after an investigation of a theft of $150,000.

Kenneth C. Heitzenrater, 50, 1406 Hartland Road was arraigned in front of Newfane Town Justice Barnes. Sheriff James Voutour announced the arrest.

The DA’s office reported that a large amount of money had been removed from the bank accounts of an 89-year-old Quaker Road man on April 13. A full order of protection was issued at the time of the arraignment.

A charge of second degree grand larceny — a class C felony — is issued whenever the value of property exceeds $50,000.

Heitzenrater was released on his own recognizance. He faces a July 12 court date in the Somerset Town Court.

A guilty charge on a class C felony in New York state is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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