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Police: Man lies about stolen gun for insurance payout

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 09:32:49-05

CAMBRIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Cambria man is facing insurance fraud charges after police say he lied about his car being broken into, and his gun being stolen.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Kenneth Cousins reported that his car was broken into on November 27th, and that his handgun was taken from a lockbox.

Polcie say after interviewing witnesses and checking surveillance footage, they determined Cousins was lying to try and get a $1,000 insurance payout. The gun was later found in the Town of Newfane.

Cousins is charged with Tampering with Public Records, Insurance Fraud and Grand Larceny among other things.