Tri-county blotter

Police: SNAP application falsified

JOHNSTOWN — Priscilla Ruiz of Gloversville was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 10:01 a.m. Wednesday with first-degree offering a false instrument, fourth-degree welfare fraud, and obtaining public assistance by fraud.

Investigators said she was charged at the sheriff’s office following a welfare fraud complaint in the city of Johnstown. Ruiz allegedly falsified an application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits, with the county Department of Social Services, receiving DSS benefits she wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

Ruiz will appear later in City Court.

Police: Woman stole a debit card

GLOVERSVILLE — Jamie L. Stuart, 26, of 111 Creek Road, Northville, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny by city police on Jan. 22 at 11:53 a.m.

Stuart was charged following an investigation into the alleged theft of an individual’s debit card that took place in the city on Dec. 30. Police say Stuart stole the victim’s debit card.

Stuart was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to return to City Court on Feb. 10 at 8:15 a.m.

Police: Man was wanted on a warrant

GLOVERSVILLE — Joshua J. Coadney, 43, of 9 S. Hollywood Ave., was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant by city police on Monday at 9:50 a.m.

The arrest warrant for Coadney was issued out of City Court stemming from a city code violation that occurred on Oct. 12 at 12:31 p.m. for possessing an open container.

Coadney was held for arraignment in City Court and remanded to the custody of the Fulton County Correctional Facility.

Woman was wanted on an arrest warrant

GLOVERSVILLE — Anna Jean P. Baker, 34, of 196 Bleecker St., Apt. 1, was taken into custody on an active bench warrant by city police on Friday at 9:44 a.m.

The bench warrant for Baker was issued out of City Court stemming from a city code violation for an unlicensed dog dating back to Nov. 8.

Baker was held for arraignment in City Court and remanded to the custody of the Fulton County Correctional Facility.

By Kerry Minor

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