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Schenectady County Man Sentenced for Stealing Precious Metals from VA Dental Clinic

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Arthur Hanvey, age 65, of Delanson, New York, was sentenced today to 1 year of probation and to pay restitution for his theft of government property. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Christopher Algieri, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, made the announcement.

As part of his guilty plea, Hanvey admitted that while employed as a dental technician at the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, between October 2017 and May 2021, he stole and converted to his own use precious metals and noble alloys that were intended to be recycled and used to manufacture crowns, bridges and other dental prostheses, and then sold those precious metals to a third-party refinery for a profit.

United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci ordered Hanvey to pay $13,533.04 in restitution, which he paid at sentencing.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General investigated this case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Wentworth-Ping prosecuted the case.

Updated November 2, 2023