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NY: Man charged with illegal trapping

April 2, 2010

A Fort Ann man faces dozens of charges following an investigation into illegal trapping and stolen traps by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ).

Lawrence G. Travers, 28, has been charged with 28 counts of petty larceny and one count of criminal possession of stolen property, for allegedly stealing traps earlier this month. The offenses are all misdemeanors, punishable by up to $1,000 in fines for each count and/or one year incarceration.


In addition to the larceny charges, Travers was also issued tickets for failure to check traps as prescribed by law, failure to remove lawfully trapped wildlife and 28 counts of illegally removing lawfully set traps. Each trapping-related violation carries a penalty of up to a $250 fine and/or 15 days in jail. Travers is scheduled to appear in Kingsbury Town Court on April 14.

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