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2018-02-13 / Police

Arkville Woman Accused of Welfare Fraud

DELHI - An Arkville woman was charged with multiple felonies in Delaware County Court on Jan. 29, accused of scamming the Delaware County Department of Social Services.

Catherine Norton, 59, pled not guilty to two separate sets of charges which include one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, one count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and three counts of third-degree welfare fraud.

Norton is accused of stealing $1,081 in SNAP benefits, providing false information on an application for child support and lying on a application for temporary family assistance between April 2016 through Dec. 2017.

Norton was released on her own recognizance, awaiting additional court proceedings.

In other cases:

Kevin M. Roof, 45, Binghamton, pled not guilty to a sealed indictment charging him with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of third-degree grand larceny. He is accused of unlawfully entering a Masonville dwelling on Dec. 16, 2016 and stealing $3,000 in currency. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail without bail, awaiting a further court appearance.

George H. Robinson, 44, of Delhi, pled not guilty to one count of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree grand larceny, one count of second-degree escape and one count of fourth-degree conspiracy. He is accused of unlawfully entering a Delhi home in July 2017, with Justina Mastrorocco and Patrick Burnside and stealing a Sentry safe containing $3,000 in currency and jewelry. He is also accused of escaping from police custody while being processed on the other charges, on July 21, 2017. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $75,000 cash bail, awaiting a further court appearance.

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