Tionesta Woman Faces Foodstamp Fraud Charges

| April 6, 2018

HandcuffsTIONESTA, Pa. (EYT) – A Tionesta woman is facing fraud charges after failing to report a household member’s income to the County Assistance Office.

Court documents indicate the Pennsylvania Office of the State Inspector General filed criminal charges against 27-year-old Eryn Brittan Sharp, of Tionesta.

According to a criminal complaint, Eryn Brittan Sharp, unlawfully obtained $1,427.00 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by failing to report to the Forest County Assistance Office the accident/sickness and employment income of another household member from February 3, 2017, to July 31, 2017.

Based on the investigation, the following charge was filed against Sharp on Thursday, March 29, in Magisterial District Judge Daniel L. Miller’s office:

– Fraud Obtaining Foodstamps/Assistance, Misdemeanor 2

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, with Judge Miller presiding.

A certified summons was issued on April 2.

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