Paying the rent each month, on time every time, can be challenging at times. Gas, groceries and the price of everything is going up but somehow you manage to keep a roof over your head and pay your rent on time. How would you feel if you learned that some of those payments never reached your landlord? Where did the money go?

In one Clifton Park neighborhood residents have been wondering exactly that. Where did their rent money go? It was stolen! How does one steal rent?

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Earlier this month, New York State Police out of Clifton Park reported that an Albany man has been arrested for two counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. What does that mean? He stole your rent!

New York State Troopers were contacted by the owners of the Foxrun Apartments at 100 Foxwood Drive in Clifton Park. The complaint was that residents said they had paid their rents but the owners were not receiving them. Following a police investigation, this is what they found.

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The investigation determined that the former property manager stole a personal check and multiple money orders submitted as rent payments by residents and deposited them into his personal bank account. How would they know?

New York State Police arrested 33-year-old Steven Belfiore of Albany and processed him at State Police Clifton Park. Belfiore was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Clifton Park Town Court on November 17, 2022.

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