Town Of Allegany Man Charged With Welfare Fraud

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OLEAN – A Town of Allegany man is facing several charges after the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services accused him of defrauding the agency by receiving more than $4,000 in unentitled benefits.

David E. Ortlip, 61, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, two counts of fourth-degree welfare fraud, petti larceny, fifth-degree welfare fraud and four counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filling.

Investigators accuse Ortlip of failing to report income that allowed him to receive $4,265 in a combination of food stamps and public assistance benefits.



Officials said Ortlip turned himself in to the Department of Social Services in Olean on Wednesday and was released with an appearance ticket for City of Olean Court.

 



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