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Madison County woman charged with trying to defraud Social Services Department

By Journal Staff


Leslie Bradley
Leslie R. Bradley

LENOX, N.Y. — Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators recently arrested a Bouckville woman for allegedly using a forged document to defraud the county’s Department of Social Services to receive public assistance.

On Jan. 25, Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Leslie R. Bradley, age 49, and charged her with possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree (Class D felony) and offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree (Class E felony).

The Sheriff’s Office alleges that Bradley filed a forged document with the Madison County Department of Social Services with the” intent to defraud social services and gain public assistance.” The county’s news release didn’t disclose how much money was involved.

Bradley was arraigned at the Town of Lenox Court where she was released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to reappear at court on Feb. 26, 2019 to answer the charges.

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