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ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man was indicted Thursday and accused of multiple felony charges.

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Douglas Griffen — who was charged with three felonies in October — is now facing the following charges:

  • Felony second-degree forgery (5 counts)
  • Felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (5 counts)
  • Misdemeanor petit larceny (2 counts)
  • Misdemeanor second-degree scheme to defraud

Griffen was charged near the end of last year with several charges involving stealing copper wires and materials.

The records state that while Griffen was subcontracted by Avalon Homes to install a septic system on Comfort Road, he fraudulently told the electric company that he was authorized to make purchases on behalf of Avalon Homes.

He primarily stole copper reeling, the records state.

Griffen was allegedly caught when the president of the electric company contacted Avalon Homes about the suspicious purchases.

Griffen is scheduled to appear in the Tompkins County court on April 6.

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Correction: This story previously referred to Griffen’s charges last fall instead of his current indictment charges, which are unrelated. 

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Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.