David Perry mug shot from arrest on March 13 in New York.
David Perry being placed under arrest in New York on March 13.
West Elmira, NY (Pressconnects.com) -- A former state correction officer accused of defrauding a state insurance fund was found guilty Wednesday by a jury.
David Perry, 49, was found guilty of second-degree larceny, second-degree insurance fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.
This was Perry's second trial after the first resulted in a hung jury in August.
Investigators said Perry, a correction officer at Elmira Correctional Facility, faked an injury to obtain a disability retirement. He was tried in Broome County because that's where the office of the state insurance fund was located.
Florida authorities in 2011 named Perry a suspect in the disappearance of a police cadet.
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Kelly Rothwell, 35, of Indian Rocks Beach, was last seen by a friend on March 12, 2011, when she said she was about to break up with Perry, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.