Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on May 21, 2021, Investigators arrested Kevin J. Gillon, age 33 of Seneca Falls, NY. Gillon was charged with one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree. It is alleged that Gillon intentionally filed a false application for public assistance benefits in which he attempted to defraud the Seneca County Division of Human Services. Gillon was processed and released on an appearance ticket. He is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on June 2nd, 2021 at 5:00PM.

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One car PIMVA / Felony DWI Town of Ovid

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on May 11, 2021, at about 8:30 AM , Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single car accident on County Road 131 in the Town of Ovid. Deputies report Frederick M. Mulford, 49, of 8933 State Route 414 in the Town of Lodi, was operating his Ford Ranger pickup truck northbound on County Road 131 near the intersection of West Wycoff Road , when he suddenly left the roadway, drove into a ditch ,  and continued on striking a culvert and overturning. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Mulford was treated at the scene and transported by South Seneca Ambulance to the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, where he was treated for contusions and abrasions, and released. Upon further investigation, Deputies charged Mulford with operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone, crossing pavement markings , unlicensed operator and DWI felony ( due to previous conviction ). Mulford was processed at the Seneca County Jail, and released on appearance tickets to appear at the Ovid Town Court on May 18, 2021 to answer the charges. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Ovid , Lodi and Interlaken Fire Departments.
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Warrant arrest Petit Larceny Town of Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on May 3, 2021 at about 6 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jodice Q. Crittenden, 29, of 16 Edward Street in Rochester, NY  on an arrest warrant from the Junius Town Court. Crittenden was picked up by Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies in Monroe County where he was being held by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on different charges. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office warrant stemmed from an investigation into a Larceny that occurred in the Town of Junius in August of 2020. Crittenden was charged with one count of Petit Larceny as a result of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation of the crime. Crittenden was transported to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office where he was arraigned at CAP Court and was released on his own recognizance and given a date to appear in front of the Junius Town Court to answer for the Petit Larceny charge against him.
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Warrant arrest Grand Larceny ( 2 cts )/ petit larceny Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 4 at about 1:15 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Cheryl E. Horton-Roe, 63 , of Clyde New York for two counts of Grand Larceny, and one count of petit larceny. Deputies report that on 04-14-2021 Horton-Roe stole a cellphone and wallet containing two debit cards from someone  while at the  Del Lago Casino in the Town of Tyre. After investigation, Deputies obtained an arrest warrant from the Town of Tyre Court. Horton-Roe  was arrested and was transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in the Town of Tyre Court at a later date. Deputies were assisted by the Wayne County 911 Center and the New York State Police.

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Bench Warrant arrest Town of Romulus

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 4, 2021 at 6:09 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Timothy Tandle age 38 of 510 State Route 318 In the Town of Junius on an Bench Warrant from the Town of Romulus Court charging Tandle with failing to appear on a Petit Larceny that occurred in 2020. Deputies transported Tandle to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where he was arraigned at CAP court and released with instructions to appear at Romulus Town Court on 05/21/2021 10:30 PM.
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Warrant Arrest – Criminal Contempt Town of Covert

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 3 2021 at about 1045 am Sheriff’s Deputies arrested John B. Orak age 52 of 646 Coddington Rd Ithaca, on an arrest warrant out of the Town Of Covert Court for failing to appear on a Criminal Contempt 1st charge. Orak  was processed at the Seneca County Correctional Facility, and released to reappear in the Town Of Covert Court on June 7th 2021 at 9:00 am
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Scheme to Defraud 1st and Petit Larceny Arrests

On April 29, 2021, at about 3:15pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carol A. Ziglar, age 25, of 51 South Avenue, Apartment 2, Cortland, New York, on an arrest warrant related to charges of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree and seven counts of Petit Larceny. It is alleged that Ziglar placed advertisements on Facebook Marketplace in an attempt to sell property. The unsuspecting victims then sent Ziglar money electronically and she refused to send the property originally for sale. It is alleged that the crimes occurred between December of 2020 and February of 2021 when Ziglar resided in the Town of Tyre. It is further alleged that Ziglar stole money from seven different victims in excess of $1,000.

Ziglar was placed in custody by the Cortland Police Department where she was then turned over to Sheriff’s Deputies. Ziglar was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where she is being held pending an arraignment in Seneca County Central Arraignment Court.

The case remains under investigation and Sheriff’s Investigators believe that there are more victims in relation to this. If you have any information or believe that you are a victim in relation to this investigation, please contact Lt. Tim Thompson at (315) 220-3449.

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Warrant Arrest welfare fraud/ offering false instrument / misuse of food stamps Town of Waterloo

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 21, 2021 at about 9 AM,  Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Brandy K Elliott age 28 of 26 Chapin St Seneca Falls on an Arrest Warrant from the Town of Waterloo Court charging Elliot with Offering a false instrument for filing 1st ,Welfare fraud in the 5th degree and misuse of food stamps . Deputies transported Elliott to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where she was arraigned at CAP court and released with instructions to appear at Waterloo Village Court on 05/05/2021 5:00 PM.
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Criminal Contempt / criminal trespass arrest Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 18th 2021 at approx. 6:50 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mitchell E Sikes 57 of Main St Waterloo on charges of Criminal contempt 2nd and Criminal Trespass 2nd. Deputies report that Sikes entered a residence in the Town of Tyre without permission while a class A order of protection was in effect . Sikes was brought to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and arraigned at CAP Court and released on pre- trial release to appear in the Town of Tyre Court at a later date.
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Warrant arrest Seneca Falls Town Court

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 4/16/21 at 9:37 am Deputies arrested Julia M. Lambert, age 32 of Waterloo, on an Arrest warrant. The Warrant was issued from the Town of Seneca Falls Court after Lambert failed to appear for a court date . Deputies arrested Lambert at the Seneca Falls Police Department after she attempted to appear in court on previous charges for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Conspiracy 4th. Lambert was turned over to the Seneca County Jail and arraigned in CAP Court and was released to appear at a later date.
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