Falsified mileage count

ATHOL - A Shannahan Road man allegedly collected $2,323 in mileage reimbursement and temporary assistance by exaggerating distances and claiming job-seeking interviews at destinations he never visited.

Hial P. Hall IV, 38, was required to search for a job as a condition of receiving temporary assistance benefits. He was also required to file weekly requests for mileage reimbursement detailing his job search.

Hall was charged with welfare fraud in the fourth degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree.

Hall was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Queensbury Court on May 23.

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