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Steuben man falsified business records, authorities say after lengthy investigation

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Tyler C. Hollister, 24, was arrested by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office on April 24 for allegedly committing welfare fraud and other charges. The Sheriff’s Office claims that Hollister, a resident of Kens Boulevard in Painted Post, New York, illegally obtained over $3,000 in benefits from the Steuben County Department of Social Services.


According to Sheriff Jim Allard, Hollister offered a false instrument for filing and falsified business records between March 1, 2023, and August 31, 2023, to receive benefits he was not entitled to. The total amount fraudulently claimed was $3,096.00.

Hollister is facing multiple felony charges, including Offering a False Instrument for Filing and Falsifying Business Records, both Class E felonies, as well as Welfare Fraud and Grand Larceny, both Class D felonies. He was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and subsequently released. The investigation involved assistance from the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit and the District Attorney’s Office.