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Custodian Charged with Burglary

Custodian Charged with Burglary

     HAMMONDSPORT (WENY) --  A Hammondsport custodian who originally reported a robbery over the weekend has now been charged with the crime.

     64-year-old Larry Smith who is the custodian at the Hammondsport American Legion, has been charged with burglary, grand larceny and falsifying business records.  *Police say Smith told them he let two people inside the legion who claimed to have car troubles.  But once inside, the worker told police the two people took a large quantity of money, and then fled on foot.

     Investigators later found holes in the story, and Smith admitted to taking the money himself.  Troopers located the missing money, which added up to more than $3,000.

*An earlier version said the two men forced themselves inside the legion.  That has been corrected.