Welfare Fraud

The Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators arrested Dawn M. Pasquarello, 47, of 388 E. Main St. Waterloo on 1/28/22 for one count of Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree and one count of Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Pasquarello obtained benefits by not reporting all of her income. Pasquarello obtained over $1800 in food stamps as a result. Pasquarello was issued an appearance ticket for the Village of Waterloo Court on 2/7/22 at 5pm and released.

Criminal Possession Of A Forged Instrument 1st arrest

On 10/13/21 at 1100 am Investigators arrested Linda L. Barnard ,64, of 9419 Lodi Center Rd Lodi NY for one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree (class C Felony). It is alleged that on 9/1/21 while at a business in Ovid, Barnard tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill while knowing the bill was counterfeit. Barnard was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Ovid Court on 10/19/21 at 10am to answer the charge.

21SH11793- PIMVA

On 9/28/21 at 12:37 pm Deputies and Investigators responded to the area of State Route 89 south of South Cayuga Lake Rd. in the Town of Ovid for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. The accident involved an 18 wheel tractor trailer and an asphalt roller. Both vehicles were southbound on Rt 89 when the tractor trailer was overtaking the asphalt roller and the tractor trailer collided with the roller from behind. The driver of the asphalt roller was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. The victim is in critical condition. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Deputies and Investigators were assisted at the scene by Ovid, Lodi, Romulus, Interlaken and Canoga volunteer fire departments in addition to South Seneca Ambulance, North Seneca Ambulance, LifeNet, Seneca County Coordinators, the New York State Police, New York State DEC and New York State DEC Spill Response. The names of the drivers of the vehicles are being withheld at this time as the accident is still under investigation. More information will be released at a later date.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office reports that on 8/11/2021, Investigators arrested Ashleigh E. Webster, 39, of 2766 Rt 96 Ovid NY, for four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree and one count of Welfare Fraud in the 3rd degree. It is alleged that Webster failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Webster was given an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 8/18/2021 at 5pm to answer the charges.

Grand Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators arrested Derek A. Baker,36, of 929 Yale Station Rd on 8/24/21 at 0900 am. Baker was charged with 2 counts of Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree(class D Felony) and one count of Petit Larceny(Class A Misdemeanor). It is alleged that over the coarse of 2 months in early 2021 Baker stole over $7000 from a bank account of a Town of Fayette resident. Further, Baker also stole coins and jewelry valued at over $6800 from the same victim. Baker had also used the victim’s EZPass without permission for over $200 in tolls. Baker was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on 9/1/21 at 7pm to answer the charges.