OLEAN, NY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff's officers arrested an Allegany woman on Thursday and charged her with larceny and welfare fraud, according to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office. 

Police opened an investigation on Amy Benjamin, 38, after a 2018 complaint filed with the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services indicated that she received Home Energy Assistance Program benefits by providing false household composition. 

Police took Benjamin into custody without incident. She was released with an appearance ticket for the City of Olean Court at a later date.

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