HOPEWELL — The sheriff’s office charged three people Thursday following a welfare fraud investigation.
Carlos Mattei, 26, and Padolys DeJesus, 27, both of Canandaigua, were charged with several counts of offering a false instrument for filing. They are accused of receiving more than $5,000 in illegal public assistance, including childcare benefits and food stamps, and police said they will be charged with third-degree welfare fraud at a later date.
Llanet Ramos-Sanchez, 52, of Geneva, was charged with offering a false instrument for filing. She is accused of filing false documents with the county Department of Social Services as the childcare provider for Mattei and DeJesus.
GENEVA — Justin A. Singletary, 25, of Geneva, was charged Thursday by city police with first-degree criminal contempt.
Singletary allegedly violated the terms of a court order of protection.
GENEVA — Allan R. Peterson, 41, of Geneva, was charged Wednesday by city police with third-degree criminal sale of a firearm.
Peterson is accused of selling a handgun to another person illegally.
GENEVA — City police said a juvenile was in possession of an Airsoft pistol Wednesday on school grounds.
School officials found the pistol in the student’s backpack during a bag check and turned it over to the school resource officer. Police said the student had no intention of harming themself, another student or a school employee.
Due to the student’s age, the school resource officer submitted paperwork to the county district attorney’s office for review.
The following people were charged with driving while intoxicated:
• Ariane Thompson-Fortune, 37, of Palmyra, by the Ontario County sheriff’s office Thursday in Manchester.
• Aida M. Mateo, 55, of Newark, by state police Wednesday in Lyons.
The following person was charged with petit larceny:
• Reisha M. Overstreet, 27, of Newark, by the Wayne County sheriff’s office Thursday. Overstreet is accused of stealing $97.25 in merchandise from the Newark Walmart.