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Welfare Fraud Arrest
ELMIRA- On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, a 35 year old, Elmira resident, Sequena Jones was arrested by the Elmira Police Department on an active Arrest Warrant issued out of Elmira City Court 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 Sequena Jones did file fraudulent paperwork with the Department of Social Services and received $2,460.00 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not eligible to receive. 

Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree are all class E felonies. 

If you suspect someone is committing welfare fraud, we encourage you to report it to us today.
Call the Chemung County Fraud Hotline (607)737-5352 or go to
chemungcounty.com

Thank you in helping us fight welfare fraud and protecting the integrity of our Social Services programs.
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