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March 8, 2014

Police Log: March 8, 2014 — Felony arrest

LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man was charged Thursday with welfare fraud.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department served Glen Haran Jr., 26, with a criminal summons to appear in Elizabethtown Town Court on April 3, according to a news release from the Essex County Department of Social Services Welfare Fraud Unit.

Haran is charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a felony, and two counts of fifth-degree welfare fraud, a misdemeanor, the Welfare Fraud Unit said.

He allegedly did not report his employment and wages to the Department of Social Services and he received $1,234 in benefits to which he was not entitled, the release said.

— By Staff Writers Robin Caudell and Felicia Krieg

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