June 3, 2013 —
Monticello police arrested Anthony J. Morelli (39) of Monticello on May 31. A few days earlier, Monticello police received a complaint from a Woodbourne woman that her purse had been stolen from a parked vehicle on Landfield Avenue after the car window had been smashed out.
The victim was then alerted that a credit card from her stolen purse had been used at a village of Monticello convenience store shortly after her purse was stolen. Monticello police investigated and were able to obtain surveillance footage from that convenience store which showed Morelli using the stolen credit card to buy $93.53 of cigarettes.
Morelli was arraigned before village of Monticello justice Josephine Finn and remanded to the Sullivan county jail without bail pending further court action. An investigation is continuing and possible additional charges are pending against Morelli. Morelli is currently on parole in New York State until June 2015 for a prior conviction of felony possession of forged instrument.