On October 21, 2023, New York State Police at Homer arrested George G. Middleton, age 51 of Rochester, NY for two counts of the class “D” felony of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the second degree. A trooper observed a vehicle with vehicle and traffic infractions while on Interstate 81 in the city of Cortland and initiated a traffic stop. The Trooper observed was that the vehicle had a temporary paper license plate from Indiana, which upon investigation revealed that the paper license plate was fake. A further investigation also revealed that Middleton had fraudulent insurance documents for the vehicle and that Middleton has a revoked driver’s license. He was arrested and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.