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Police: Rochester man intentionally set car on fire, filed false insurance claim

According to the Geneseo Police Department, 45-year-old David Large intentionally damaged a leased vehicle by lighting the passenger's side compartment on fire at 3 Bank Street in August 2017, causing the vehicle to be a total loss. (Photo: Geneseo Police Department)

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Rochester man is facing multiple charges after police say he committed a series of crimes involving arson, fraud and theft earlier this year.

According to the Geneseo Police Department, 45-year-old David Large intentionally damaged a leased vehicle by lighting the passenger's side compartment on fire while on Bank Street in August, causing the vehicle to be a total loss. He allegedly filed a false insurance claim to the leased vehicle the same month.

Large is also accused of falsely completing employee checks from June to August 2017 in order to steal $7,376, and making a false entry in the business payroll system in order to give himself an unauthorized $200 increase to his payroll per week from July to September 2017.

Large has been charged with third degree arson, second degree forgery, third degree insurance fraud, third degree grand larceny and first degree falsifying business records.

He was arraigned in front of Geneseo Justice Thomas Bushnell and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond.

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