Florida woman arrested for welfare fraud in Steuben County


STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – Crystal Cage of Tampa, Florida was arrested by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office following a welfare fraud investigation.

According to the Sheriff’s office, Cage “Cage offered two false instruments for filing to the Steuben County Department of Social Services and received benefits from the Steuben County Department of Social Services in the amount of $715.00 that she was not eligible to receive.”

Cage is charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E Felony and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor. Cage was released on an appearance ticket.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit, and the District Attorney’s Office.

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