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Police: Conklin man cashed $21K in checks, did not complete auto repair work

CONKLIN (WBNG) — New York State Police say a Conklin man faces a felony for cashing checks for auto repairs that he did not complete.

According to state police, 39-year-old James Underhill of Conklin has been charged with third-degree grand larceny.

Troopers say they began their investigation February 28 when a complainant told investigators that Underhill cashed two checks totaling more than $21,000 that were intended for repairs to vehicles that had been involved in a crash.

According to police, the complainant said the crash happened nearly a year ago and the truck was still at Underhill’s repair shop and not been worked on. After an investigation, Underhill was arrested on Monday.

Troopers say he was sent to the Broome County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Nicky Hickling

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