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DA: Gloversville woman convicted of welfare fraud

DA: Gloversville woman convicted of welfare fraud

DA: Woman used forged letter to obtain benefits
DA: Gloversville woman convicted of welfare fraud
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JOHNSTOWN -- A Gloversville woman has been found guilty of misrepresenting her income in order to obtain welfare benefits, according to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.

Heather M. Bailey, 32, of 3111 State Highway 30, was convicted this week of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a felony, along with misdemeanor welfare fraud and petit larceny, officials said.

The jury found Bailey used a forged letter to back her income claim, officials said.

Bailey faces up to 16 months to four years in state prison at her May sentencing. The case was prosecuted by Amanda Nellis. Bailey was represented by attorney Ronald Schur.

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