Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Caledonia, NY, resident on felony charges following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
In September 2022, the Sheriff’s Office contacted the Livingston County Department of Social Services regarding possible welfare fraud. At that time, the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division investigated the allegations. It is alleged through the investigation that 41-year-old Lisa S. Cutler falsified paperwork that she later filed with the Livingston County Department of Social Services to obtain benefits. As a result of the falsified paperwork, it is further alleged that Cutler was granted benefits over $11,000 that she was not entitled to.
On October 27th, 2022, Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Monster arrested and charged Cutler with felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and felony Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree. Two counts of felony Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.
Cutler was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for arrest processing. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted regarding bail due to the felony charges. It was recommended that Cutler be released on her recognizance as the orders did not qualify for a Judge to set bail under New York State Bail Reform.
Deputies did issue Cutler an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Mount Morris Court and set her free. Assisting with the investigation were the Livingston County Department of Social Services and the Livingston County. District Attorney’s Office.