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Man steals over $1000 in public assistance benefits

Police say a Montour Falls man was taken into custody after a fraud investigation.

According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua A. Sheffer, 36, of Montour Falls for grand larceny.

Charges allege that Sheffer received more than $1000 in public assistance benefits that he was not entitled to.

Sheffer will appear before the Village of Montour Falls Court at a later date to answer the charge.