Welfare fraud, unlicensed and criminal possession of stolen property cases set

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man who admitted to welfare fraud was recently sentenced in Fulton County Court to a conditional discharge.

Timothy D. Bovee, 33, of North Arlington Avenue, was sentenced May 3 to a one-year conditional discharge by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye. He must also make $891 in restitution, as part of the plea arrangement.

The sentence was based on Bovee’s March 5 guilty plea to one count of fifth-degree welfare fraud.

He was arrested last July 6, charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, petit larceny, and fifth-degree welfare fraud, police said.

Bovee failed to report his business income from his business, BTB Maintenance. He received $891 in HEAP benefits he was not entitled to, police said.

In other recent County Court cases:

∫ Michael D. Clay, 49, of Park Street, Gloversville, pleaded guilty May 3 before Hoye to one felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, as part of a plea.

Clay will be sentenced later to time already served and a $500 fine.

The defendant was arrested by Gloversville police at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 15, charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Police said that while on patrol, they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Clay on Newman Street for traffic violations. During the course of investigation, Clay was found to be operating with a suspended driver’s license, police said.

∫ Kayla M. Salvione, 31, of Helwig Street, Gloversville, pleaded guilty May 3 before Hoye to one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

She is due to be sentenced later to one to three years in state prison, although details of her case were unavailable. She will also be sentenced to restitution, if any.

Salvione was arrested March 14.