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March 9, 2013

Police Log: March 9, 2013 — Felony arrest

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Keeseville man was charged with felony welfare fraud.

Robert Bartlett, 48, was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, a felony, according to a press release from the Essex County Department of Social Services Welfare Fraud Unit.

Bartlett allegedly failed to report his employment and wages to Social Services and, as a result, he received $4,902.11 in benefits to which he was not entitled, according to the release.

On Sunday, Bartlett was served a criminal summons by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department to appear in Elizabethtown Town Court on March 21 to face the charges.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Denise A. Raymo

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