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Three people are facing charges of welfare fraud in separate cases

35 year old Christina Hietala – Johnson, formerly of Batavia, is accused of receiving $2,245 in SNAP (food stamp) benefits she was not entitled to. She was issued a court appearance ticket to be in Batavia Town Court on June 22.

46 year old Martin Jones of State Street, Batavia, allegedly filed false medical statements in order to collect benefits.
Jones is being held wityhout bail pending another court appearance on June 26.

38 year old Edwin Stancliff of Corfu is accused of illegally collecting $1,933 in food stamp benefits.
Authorities say Stancliff failed to report that he was receiving income from a New York State disability claim.

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