A Delaware County man is accused of stealing steel and copper from a building in the Town of Stamford and selling the metal to Otsego Auto Crusher’s Scrap Yard in the Town of Davenport.
Delaware County Sheriff’s officials say 40-year-old Jeremiah Clark of Roxbury is charged with felony Falsifying Business Records and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Authorities say it’s believed Clark not only stole the scrap and sold it, but falsified business records to try to show he was the lawful owner of the property.
Deputies and New York State Troopers arrested Clark after executing a search warrant at a home in Roxbury earlier this month.
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Clark was arraigned in connection with the November metal thefts as well as charges from New York State Police in connection with the search warrant that had been issued in a number of unrelated reports of stolen property. He was ordered to appear in Town of Roxbury Court at a later date and released on his own recognizance.
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