According to police, an Elmira woman was accused of receiving more than $1,400 in SNAP benefits in Chemung County while receiving help from other states.
The Elmira Police Department arrested Shadawne Stokes, 28, on May 4 in connection with the incident. An investigation into an application Stokes filed with the Chemung County Department of Social Services led to his arrest.
According to the arrest report, Stokes allegedly applied for and received benefits in Chemung County while also receiving benefits in New Jersey. She reportedly received $1,476 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, for which she was ineligible, according to police.
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She faces charges of 4th-degree Welfare Fraud, 4th-degree Grand Larceny, and 1st-degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing, all of which are class-E felonies.