The following is a news release.
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports following a joint investigation, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and officers of the Village of Canisteo Police Department arrested Carrieann M. Gilliam, age 37, of Emmet Street in the City of Hornell, New York. It is alleged that from December 2017 through July 2018, Ms. Gilliam stole money from another person in the Village of Canisteo in the amount of $30,523.55. It is also alleged that Ms. Gilliam then failed to report that income as was required when she completed a recertification for benefits from the Steuben County Department of Social Services and as a result received benefits that she was not eligible to receive in the amount of $759.00. Ms. Gilliam was charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the third degree, a class D felony by the Canisteo Police Department, and two count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree, class E Felonies, and one count of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office
Ms. Gilliam was arrested at the Village of Canisteo Police Department by Village of Canisteo Police Officers and Steuben County Deputies. She was arraigned in the Village of Canisteo Court. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and Village of Canisteo Police Department were assisted by the City of Hornell Police Department, the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit, and the District Attorney’s Office.