Guilderland man accused of arson indicted for burglary and larceny

Enterprise File Photo — Melissa Hale-Spencer
Matthew Woelfersheim, indicted this week on charges of burglary and larceny while still facing charges of arson, appeared in Guilderland Town Court in October.

GUILDERLAND — With charges of felony arson still pending, Matthew C. Woelfersheim was arraigned this week on charges of burglary, grand larceny, and petit larceny.

According to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s office, Woelfersheim, a resident of Siver Road, in Guilderland, was indicted on Feb. 28, for allegedly stealing $1,000 from an Albany business between July and September 2012; entering an Albany residence and stealing money in August 2013; stealing morphine from a local ambulance company between August and September 2012; defrauding the state’s Department of Taxation and Finances in excess of $3,000 between February and June 2013; stealing more than $1,000 from a local newsstand in March 2013; stealing more than $1,000 from a local landscaping service in April 2013; and stealing money from a victim in Albany on April 29, 2013.

Woelfersheim was arrested in Guilderland, in October, for three counts of felony arson, which stemmed a vacant commercial building, a garage, and a barn being burned. The arson cases remain open and pending.

“There was definitely an investigation that led to these charges,” said Cecilia Walsh, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, of the recent indictments. “The same prosecutors are handling both cases.”

Woelfersheim was arraigned on three counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, and one count of third-degree grand larceny, all felonies, and five counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor, before Judge Steven Herrick in Albany County Court, and was sent to Albany County’s jail with no bail.

Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Fowler is handling the prosecution of these cases.

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