Thursday, May 26, 2016


“Thiel Convicted of Welfare Fraud”

ELMIRA – Hope A. Thiel, age 31, of 255 Partridge Street, Elmira, NY was convicted of committing the crime of Welfare Fraud 3rd Degree and sentenced on August 27, 2012 by the Honorable James Hayden. Thiel fraudulently received $17,921.44 in public assistance benefits she was not entitled to receive from 2007 through 2010. 

Thiel failed to report to the Department of Social Services that her children’s father lived in the home and had income.  Thiel was indicted in 2011 by the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office after an extensive investigation by the Department of Social Services.  Thiel was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution to the Department of Social Services. 

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