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Steuben woman charged with welfare fraud and larceny

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Mallisa M. Aldrich, 34, of Bath was arrested by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office on April 26 for allegedly filing false documents and committing welfare fraud, Sheriff Jim Allard says. Aldrich is accused of unlawfully receiving $3,587 in social services benefits over a period spanning from September 2023 to February 2024.

Aldrich faces multiple felony charges including Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. Following her arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court, she was released.

The investigation was supported by the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit, along with the District Attorney’s Office, highlighting ongoing efforts to combat welfare fraud in the region.