Steuben County woman charged with felony falsifying business records


Amber Schoch has been arrested by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office on various offenses, including a class E felony.

In January, 2019, Schoch allegedly provided false information to the 211Helpline and received a housing benefit in the amount of $119.98 from the Steuben County Department of Social Services that she was not eligible to receive.

Schoch was charged with one count of Falsifying Business Records in the first degree, a class E felony, and one count of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court.

Schoch was previously identified by the Painted Post Police as a suspect after a package was stolen in the Village of Painted Post in February 2019. 

In 2016 Schoch was arrested by the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office after she allegedly drove a vehicle with a suspended license while under the influence of drugs.

Schoch was also accused of providing a false name to authorities, refusing to take a chemical test and destroying evidence during the investigation.

She faced several felony and misdemeanor charges including tampering with physical evidence.

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