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LOCKPORT – A Niagara County Court jury convicted a North Tonawanda woman Wednesday of breaking into her neighbor’s home last year and trying to steal his wallet from his nightstand.

After three hours of deliberations, the jury found Amber Considine, 33, of North Marion Street, guilty of second-degree burglary and attempted petit larceny. She faces up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced July 31 by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III, who presided over the three-day trial.

Assistant District Attorney Theresa L. Prezioso said the man was awakened about 3:45 a.m. last May 27 and identified Considine as the woman he saw next to his bed. However, Considine was not arrested until July 16.

Assistant Public Defender Alan J. Roscetti was the defense attorney in the trial.