Cortland man charged with grand larceny

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. — A Cortland man has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing a credit card from a relative and using it to purchase more than $1,000 worth of goods or services, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office said.


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Brett M. Armstrong, 20, of Penguin Drive, Cortland, N.Y., was arrested April 9 in the town of Cortlandville and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.

According to the sheriff's office, Armstrong stole a credit card from a relative without their consent and used it to make a purchase at a store near the credit card holder's residence.

Authorities did not disclose the amount of money spent nor what items or services were purchased. A person is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny when the value of the property stolen is greater than $1,000.

Armstrong was arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court and taken to Cortland County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.


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