Sheriff's Office

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Fort Edward man charged after investigation

James E. Bushee

According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’sOffice arrested James E. Bushee, 47, of Olive Street in Fort Edward for Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a class E felony and Petit Larceny. 

A joint investigation between the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services identified Bushee received SNAP benefits he was not entitled to. The benefits valued $341.

Mr. Bushee was also charged with providing a falsely signed document to the agency in order to obtain the benefits.  Bushee was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Fort Edward Court at a later date.

Charges Filed: Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st / Petit Larceny

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Washington County Department of Social Services

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