ITHACA, N.Y. — A woman was charged Wednesday with welfare fraud after she failed to inform a local assistance agency of a settlement she’d recently been awarded worth thousands of dollars.

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Amber N. Bohler faces a felony charges for third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud, records show.

According to the documents, Bohler was issued a $16,365.78 settlement on March 2. She met with the Tompkins County Department of Social Services 22 days later and said she had no source of income or bank accounts when she refiled for the Temporary Cash Assistance Program.

After an investigation, officials determined that she received $3, 876.75 in financial assistance that she was not eligible for.

On December 9, 2015 Bohler turned herself in to IPD Investigators.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.