ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca woman was indicted Thursday on accusations that she stole thousands of dollars while committing welfare fraud, court documents show.

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Amber N. Bohler, 30, is charged with felonies for third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

Records filed at Ithaca City Court indicate that Bohler was issued a $16,365.78 settlement on March 2. She then  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.

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

She later turned herself in to Ithaca police officers.

Bohler is being represented by attorney Matt Van Houten and Assistant District Attorney Dan Johnson is prosecuting the case.

Featured photo by Brian Turner of Flickr. 

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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.