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12 April 2019
Two arrested after stealing purse in Cortland County

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


Two Broome County residents have been arrested after a purse was stolen from a shopping cart at a supermarket in the town of Cortlandville. 
New York State Police have arrested Matthew C. Mason, age 29 of Deposit, NY for two counts of the felony of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree and Tammy L. Moore, age 44 of Binghamton, NY misdemeanor of Identity Theft in the third degree. 
On September 20, 2018 troopers from the barracks at Homer learned that a victim’s purse was taken while at TOPS in the town of Cortlandville.  The victim later reported that her credit card was used in Binghamton.  An investigation revealed that the purse was taken by Mason and the credit cards were used by Moore at several locations in Cortlandville and Binghamton. 
On February 6, 2019 troopers arrested Moore; she was processed and released on appearance tickets returnable to the town of Cortlandville court on February 11, 2019.  An arrest warrant was issued for Mason after an investigator learned Mason was incarcerated at Willard Drug Treatment Campus; he was arrested, transported and arraigned at the town of Cortlandville court on April 1, 2019.

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