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Police: Tioga Man Lied About Truck Being Stolen

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A Tioga County man has been accused of concocting a story about a vehicle theft.

Authorities say 37-year-old Arthur Schermerhorn of Berkshire was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office, Schermerhorn falsely reported his truck had been stolen.

Investigators say the truck actually had caught on fire on state land in Tompkins County.

Schermerhorn was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. He was ordered to appear in Candor town court on March 30.

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