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Police arrest Penn Yan attorney

PENN YAN—Area lawyer Charles D. Tolbert, 45, 917 East Lake Road, Penn Yan, was arrested, Wednesday, Sept. 29, for Tolbertallegedly withholding $6,500 from a client.
According to the Penn Yan police report, Tolbert was charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. Investigator Mike Donovan said Tolbert was arraigned in Penn Yan’s village court Sept. 29, released, and will appear again, Oct. 18. Tolbert operates a law firm sharing his name, located at 162 Main St., Penn Yan.
Authorities said a Rochester resident and former client claimed after a legal proceeding, Tolbert had withheld $6,500 that was due. The report added Tolbert was previously arrested for similar charges in June 2010: grand larceny in the third degree and falsifying business records. Donovan said those charges are still pending in Yates County Court.
Anyone who experienced similar problems with his law practice to is asked to contact the Penn Yan Police Department at 315-536-4426.



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