03 April 2020
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


Hamburg man arrested for forgery stemming from Freedom incident

On April 1, 2020, SP Machias Troopers arrested John E. Burau, 31, of Hamburg, NY for Forgery 2nd Degree.

Troopers investigating a fraud complaint originally reported in February 2019 at a business on Galen Hill Road in the town of Freedom. The investigation revealed Burau had altered a check that was then cashed for $60.

Burau was arrested and released with an appearance ticket for Freedom Town Court, where he is due to appear in May.

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