Former Elba resident charged with food stamp fraud
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 11, 2009 - 10:19am
A woman accused of getting more than $21,000 in food stamps she shouldn't have received has been charged with seven counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree.
Kelly Spenton, 36, allegedly lived with an employed person from March 2005 to March 2008 while she was collecting food stamps from the Department of Social Services.
Spenton, formerly of Elba, allegedly did not report this living arrangement to DSS.
The charges are felonies.
Batavia Town Justice Thomas Williams set bail in this case at $10,000, but Spenton is already in jail on a previous conviction.