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Cortland Man Arrested For DSS Fraud


A Cortland man is facing two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree, a Felony, after a joint investigation by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office and the Cortland County Department of Social Services.

The Sheriff’s Office says 32 year old Curtis I. Lunsford of Cortland, has submitted fraudulent documents to the County Department of Social Services regarding his employment on or about December 26th and 28th of 2023.

Lunsford was already within the Cortland County Jail on unrelated charges when he was arrested and charged with the two counts mentioned above. He will remain at Cortland County Jail until appearing in Cortland City Court at a later date.

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