OLEAN, NY –The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office arrested 57-year-old Richard C. Alicea of 711 Sullivan St. for welfare fraud and grand larceny, both in the fourth degree, on March 30.

According to a sheriff’s office press release, Alicea was taken into custody for fraudulently obtaining $1,909.61 in benefits by failing to report income to the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services.

Detective Sgt. Clark Parry was the investigator with support from Social Services.

Alicia was issued an appearance ticket for a later date at the Olean City Court.