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Cortland Man Arrested by Two Police Agencies After Using Counterfeit Cash


The City of Cortland Police Department has arrested 32 year old Curtis l. Lunsford of Cortland, after an investigation by the department found he used counterfeit cash to purchase electronics.

Cortland Police say the transactions happened on three separate occasions on January 13th and 14th and February 4th at 77 Main Street in the City of Cortland. Lunsford had arranged the purchase of electronics from people through internet accounts.

He was arrested on Friday, February 9th on charges of 3 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 1st, a Felony, 3 counts of Petit Larceny, and Scheme to Defraud in the 2nd, both Misdemeanors.

Lunsford was processed and arraigned in Cortland City Court and then remanded to Cortland County Jail. While at the Cortland County Jail, Curtis was then arrested by Homer Police.

An investigation by Homer Police found Curtis used counterfeit cash to purchase property from a victim on January 11th at an undisclosed location in the Village of Homer. Lunsford was charged by Homer Police with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 1st, a Felony and Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor.

After again being arraigned through the Centralized Arraignment Process Lunsford was remanded to Cortland County Jail on no bail. He is due in Homer Town Court today.

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