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Bath woman forged doctor’s signature to obtain benefits

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Earlier this week Sheriff Jim Allard reported that April M. Vanvleck, a 27-year-old woman from Bath, was arrested by investigators of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

Vanvleck was accused of falsifying business records and forging a doctor’s signature to obtain benefits to which she may not have been entitled.


According to the report, Ms. Vanvleck allegedly completed a Steuben County Department of Social Services Medical Assessment for Determination of Employability form in July 2022 and submitted it to the Steuben County Department of Social Services. It is alleged that she falsified the business records by forging a doctor’s signature on the form.

Ms. Vanvleck is now facing charges of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E Felony, and Forgery in the Second Degree, a class D Felony. She was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and later released.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit, as well as the District Attorney’s Office.