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Elmira woman arrested after fraud investigation in Steuben

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced on March 10th Michella A Welfel, a 42-year-old woman from Elmira, New York, was arrested by investigators of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

Welfel was charged with Misuse of Food Stamps and Petit Larceny.


The investigation revealed that between August 2022 and September 2022, Ms. Welfel allegedly used another person’s benefit card to receive benefits that she was not entitled to. As a result, Ms. Welfel was charged with the aforementioned offenses.

After her arrest, Ms. Welfel was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.



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