City Police: Man allegedly ‘falsified records’ when pawning construction equipment

City of Cortland Police. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A City of Cortland man was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly falsified business records when pawning off stolen construction equipment, according to a city police report.

According to the report, city police responded to a Church Street residence for a larceny complaint on Sept. 13. The report states a “large ground” tamper was stolen from a construction site.

City police conducted its investigation on the stolen tamper and was located at a local pawn shop.

Matthew A. Kehn, of Homer Avenue, allegedly sold the tamper for $400 at the pawn shop, the same location where he “falsified the records,” the report notes. According to the report, the tamper is valued at $1,620.

Kehn was arrested this past Tuesday and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and first-degree falsifying business records (both Class-E Felonies).

Kehn was released on a court appearance ticket. He is slated to appear in city court at a later date.