As cuffs snap around his wrists, Kingston cop’s fall from grace complete

Tim Matthews’ journey from cop to con, which began more than a year ago with allegations of payroll fraud, ended in county court Tuesday morning when the highly decorated 26-year veteran of the Kingston Police Department was, like so many of the people his work had helped to convict over the years, led away in handcuffs.

Matthews is heading for state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of felony grand larceny. Acting County Court Judge Andrew Ceresia, brought in from Rensselaer County to hear the case, sentenced Matthews to three to nine years in state prison. According to . . .

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