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Two Steuben County residents arrested following an investigation into welfare fraud

Two Corning residents have been arrested by Steuben County investigators for fraudulently receiving benefits.

It is alleged that between March 1, 2020 and May 15, 2021, Zanasia and Jaquell Garnett offered a false instrument for filing to the Steuben County Department of Social Services and received benefits from the Steuben County Department of Social Services in the amount of $8118.70 that they were not eligible to receive.

Mr. and Ms. Garnett are both charged with offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a class E felony and one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a class D Felony.


Mr. and Ms. Garnett were arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and released.



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