Cops: NY teen tried to pass off home as his own

June 9, 2011 - 9:43 AM

SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York teenager, his girlfriend and her family were just getting comfortable inside a multimillion-dollar, lakefront home when a problem arose.

The owner showed up.

State police say 18-year-old Todd Blauvelt (BLOW'-velt) Jr. had convinced his girlfriend and her family that he'd inherited the vacation home on Canandaigua (kan-uhn-DAY'-gwuh) Lake from his grandfather. He invited them to move in.

Investigator Mark Eifert (EYE'-fert) says the group was in the home in South Bristol for about an hour last month when the homeowner found them and called police.

Eifert says Blauvelt was charged this week with burglary and false written statement.

Blauvelt is being held in the Ontario County Jail on $10,000 bail. A message left with his public defender Thursday wasn't immediately returned.