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Cortland Woman Arrested by Sheriff for Fraud

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The Cortland County Sheriff has recently made an arrest after an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the Cortland County Department of Social Services.


Officer’s arrested 26 year old Samantha R. Coville of Cortland. Coville allegedly failed to provide required income information to the Department of Social Services and then proceeded to file fraudulent paperwork regarding her household income.

Due to this, Coville received benefits in excess of $2,300 dollars she was not entitled to from August of last year to this past December. She was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st, Welfare Fraud in the 4th, and Grand Larceny in the 4th, all Felonies.

Coville was given appearance tickets after her arrest and is due in Cortland City Court at a later date.

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