Police in Colonie have arrested a woman who they say stole hundreds of dollars at a hockey event for athletes with disabilities.
They say Tabatha King was at the Albany County Hockey Facility on Albany Shaker Road on Sunday to watch her son play. But instead, they accuse her of taking around $800 from the belongings of other people.
Three of the five victims have disabilities.
Colonie police are charging five counts of petit larceny, three of them as a hate crime, which makes those charges into felonies. King is also charged for having marijuana.
"Whether or not it stays a hate crime as it goes through the prosecution, that is better left up to the lawyers and the court; however, at this time we felt we did have enough information to say she victimized these people because of their disability,” said Lt. Robert Winn of the Colonie Police Department.
King has been arraigned and placed in Albany County Jail.
Colonie police say anyone else who may have had money stolen at the game should let them know.