Welfare Fraud Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports, on February 26, 2024, Investigators arrested 36-year-old Kaylee N. Howcroft of Waterloo for the charges of Welfare Fraud in the fourth degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree, and Misuse of Food Stamps.  The charges stem from a welfare fraud investigation which allege that Howcroft received benefits that she was not entitled to.  Howcroft was processed at the Seneca County Jail and released on an appearance ticket.  Howcroft will be expected to appear before the Waterloo Town Court at a later date to answer to the charges. 

Endangering the Welfare of a Child Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports, on February 20, 2024 at about 4:30pm, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Tyler L. Sietmann, age 21, of 4 Skyline Circle, Brockport, New York and charged him with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The arrest stems from an incident where it is alleged that Sietmann had an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile through social media and also met with the juvenile in person on multiple occasions. It is further alleged that Sietmann deleted electronic media conversations he was having with the child. Sietmann was arraigned at Seneca County’s Centralized Arraignment Part Court and released on his own recognizance. Sietmann is to appear at Ovid Town Court at later date. A class “A” order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. Investigators also report that the investigation is ongoing and future charges may develop.

Grand Larceny Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports, on February 5, 2024 at approximately 12:30pm, Sheriff’s Office Investigator’s arrested Shara K Brown, age 50, of 641 State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo for Grand Larceny in the 4th degree.  The arrest stems from an incident where it is alleged that Brown used a victim’s Social Security Debit Card without permission, totaling approximately $1,800.00. Brown was arraigned at Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Part Court and was remanded on no bail due to multiple prior felony convictions.