Elmira Woman Facing Felony Charges for Welfare Fraud


An Elmira woman is arrested for welfare fraud on Tuesday. 

An investigation found 35-year-old Sequena Jones filed fraudulent paperwork with the Department of Social Services and received $2,460 in Public Assistance Benefits she was not eligible to receive. 

Jones is facing felony charges for welfare fraud, grand larceny, and offering a false instrument for filing. 

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Social Services Special Investigation Unit and the Elmira Police Department. 

If you suspect someone is committing welfare fraud, you are encouraged to report it to the Chemung County Fraud Hotline at (607)737-5352. 

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