Hornell man charged with welfare fraud

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HORNELL, N.Y. (WETM) – A Hornell man is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the Steuben County Department of Social Services.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Earl F. Pratt, 58, knowingly provided a false document to the Social Services Department in October 2018 with the intent to defraud the department.

Pratt was charged with one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony. Pratt was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.

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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