Felony charges for former Seneca Falls resident after welfare fraud investigation

Sheriff Tim Luce says a 23-year-old former Seneca Falls resident was arrested on Friday following a welfare fraud investigation.

Natalie R. Staie, 23, formerly of Seneca Falls is accused of unlawfully receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County.

She was charged with three felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Staie was also charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps.

She was released on appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.

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