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Welfare Fraud Conviction for Woman Who Also Was Convicted of Bilking Clients for Snowplowing Services


06/08/2012

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 43 year old Terry Lynn Jarvis of 54 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga this afternoon pleaded guilty, as charged, to Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, before Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller.

On March 28, 2012, Jarvis previously pleaded guilty, as charged, to Felony Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, for bilking approximately 104 people for snowplowing services which she did not provide. Jarvis engaged in that illegal conduct—taking money for services which she neither provided nor intended to provide—while simultaneously receiving Social Services benefits. Today, Jarvis admitted that she failed to report that income, as well as cash that she received as a result of the sale of two small tracts of land, while also receiving Social Services benefits.  District Attorney Sedita stated: “the defendant now stands convicted of having flimflammed both private citizens and Erie County taxpayers.”

Jarvis faces a maximum sentence of 2-1/2 to 7 years in prison when she is sentenced before the Hon. M. William Boller on August 31, 2012 at  9:30 a.m.