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Two Arrested for Welfare Fraud

Elmira - On Friday, April 15th, 2016 ,  a 26 year old, Elmira resident, Delisa Lain was arrested on an active Elmira City Court warrant for Welfare Fraud 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree. 
 
An investigation was conducted by the Department of Social Services, Special Investigation Unit and the Elmira Police Department. The investigation found that Delisa Lain did file fraudulent paperwork with the Department of Social Services and received $15,731.00 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not entitled to receive.
 
Welfare Fraud 3rd Degree and Grand Larceny 3rd Degree are class D felonies and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st is a class E felony.   

In addition, also on Friday, April 15th, 2016, a 33 year old, Elmira resident, Joanie Saunders was arrested by the Elmira Police Department for Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree. 
 
An investigation was conducted by the Department of Social Services, Special Investigation Unit and the Elmira Police Dept. The investigation found that Joanie Saunders did file fraudulent paperwork with the Department of Social Services and received $2,134.00 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not entitled to receive.
 
Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree are all class E felonies. 


Delisa Lain


Joanie Saunders

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