Sheriff's Office

Posted on: April 7, 2017

Queensbury man arrested after failed attempt to obtain public assistance

Thomas E. Mitchell

According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, on Tuesday March 28. 2017, the Washington County Sheriffs Office arrested Thomas E. Mitchell, 51, of Queensbury, New York. 

Mitchell was charged with offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree, a class E Felony. 

Based on the results of an investigation by the Washington County Department of Social Services and the Washington County Sheriffs Office,  Mitchell is accused of completing an application document with false information and signature with the intent to obtain public assistance benefits. The crime was discovered prior to Mitchell receiving any benefits.

Mitchell was arrested and processed at the Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Fort Edward Court on April 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM. 

The case will be forwarded to District Attorney's office for review and possible Grand Jury action and additional charges.

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