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Cortland Woman Arrested For Welfare Fraud

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A Cortland woman was arrested on Tuesday (October 16) for falsifying employment information that netted her over $6,500 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Cortland Police arrested 41-year-old Kaire Perry of Pendleton Street for reporting false information about her employment to the State Department of Labor from 2013-2016.

She is due back in court next month.

In an unrelated incident, Cortland Police also arrested a man yesterday morning (October 17) after an investigation on Winter Street revealed he was growing 14 marijuana plants in his basement.

Thirty-year-old Nicholas Hopkins of Winter Street was arrested and will also appear in court next month.

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