Bench trial scheduled for former Barrington official accused of faking occupancy certificate

A short bench trial is scheduled for the former official accused of offering a false instrument for filing, and also issuing a false certificate.

John Griffin’s bench trial is scheduled for July 26th and 27th. He was the town of Barrington’s code enforcement officer, who was indicted by a grand jury following an investigation by state police.

The charges are connected to his actions in 2014 and 2016, according to the Finger Lakes Times. They involved an establishment known as the Only Place on Route 54.

Prosecutors assert that one of the certificates was false.

The Olney Place is owned by Seth Olney, who filed lawsuits against Griffin and the town over permits. The Barrington Town Board did not reappoint Griffin to the post of code enforcement officer in 2017.

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