QUEENSBURY — A former businessman who pleaded guilty in May to possessing a stolen painting was arrested again Thursday for allegedly renting dock space he did not own using the owner’s boat without permission.
Police said Michael J. Vittengl, 61, of Queensbury on Monday allegedly arranged to rent dock space to a person who left the boat with him. When the owner returned to use the boat, it was gone and Vittengl was using the boat, according to a news release from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities located the owner of the dock, who said that Vittengl did not have permission to rent it, police said.
Vittengl was charged with third-degree grand larceny. He was arraigned in the Town of Queensbury Court and remanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility on bail of $15,000 cash or $30,000.
Patrol Officer Nick Maille and Investigator Chris Hatin investigated the case.
Vittengl in May was sentenced to 6 months in Warren County Jail and 5 years on probation for a case in which possessed a stolen painting of Triple Crown racehorse American Pharaoh.