Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says a Corning woman was arrested after an investigation into welfare fraud.
As result of the investigation Amy Hargrave, 45, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud. The false filing charge is a felony, according to the Sheriff, who said that more than $908 worth of benefits were illegally obtained.
She was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit, and the District Attorney’s Office.