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Accused scammer arrested

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - An Elmira woman accused of scamming dozens of people during a Paw Patrol themed event has now been arrested.

Nicole Widrig, 30, is charged with scheme to defraud.

Widrig is accused of hosting the event at the Elmira Heights Legion on November 19, saying the money raised would go to needy children.

Deputies received numerous reports the event was a scam.

Investigators found raffle prizes awarded well after the event and Widrig only made a donation to the Arctic League after she learned the Sheriff's department was investigating.

Widrig was issued an appearance ticket and ordered back to court at a later date. 

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