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Cortland County Sheriff Arrest Woman on Felony Fraud Charges


The Cortland County Sheriff has made an arrest after an investigation conducted by the office and the Cortland County Department of Social Services on Wednesday, December 14th.

During the investigation it was reported that 38 year old Tanesha M. Bennett of Cortland provided fraudulent information to the Department of Social Services regarding her residency and household income.

From January of this year through October Bennett received benefits over $5,700 dollars she was not entitled to.

Bennett was charged with Welfare Fraud in the 3rd, Grand Larceny in the 3rd, and 3 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st, all Felonies. She was arraigned and released to reappear in court at a later date.

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