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Geneva man accused of welfare fraud in Yates County

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The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Geneva man following an investigation into theft of public services.


Pablo Bacon, 26, of Geneva, was arrested on May 22 following an investigation by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office Public Assistance Fraud Unit. He faces charges of offering a false instrument, welfare fraud, and grand larceny.

The investigation revealed that Bacon provided false information to the Department of Social Services, resulting in him receiving over $1,000 in benefits he was not entitled to. Bacon was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Milo Court at a later date.