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Tri-county blotter

Man allegedly used baseball bat as threat

MOHAWK — Brent Spicci, 42, of Fonda was charged by state police on Monday with first-degree menacing.

Police were called to a residence in the town for a disturbance. Upon arrival, the homeowner told police that when she refused to let Spicci borrow her car, he allegedly threatened her with a baseball bat, and used the bat to strike the side of her residence and spray painted her door. He left the scene before police arrived.

Spicci turned himself in to state police in Fonda and was arraigned in Town Court. He was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond. He is due back in court on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

Woman charged with welfare fraud

JOHNSTOWN — Lori L. Monroe, 47, of Broadalbin was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 17 with fifth-degree welfare fraud and obtaining public assistance by fraud.

Investigators said she was charged following a welfare fraud complaint in the city of Johnstown. She allegedly received benefits from the Fulton County Department of Social Services she wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

Monroe will appear later in City Court.

Falsified SNAP application alleged

JOHNSTOWN — Catherine L. Duncan, 54, of Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 10:17 a.m. Oct. 2 with petit larceny, offering a false instrument for filing, and obtaining public assistance by fraud.

Investigators said she was charged following a welfare fraud complaint in the city of Johnstown. She allegedly falsified an application for SNAP benefits, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, with the Fulton County Department of Social Services and received DSS benefits she wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

Duncan will appear later in City Court.

Woman charged after city traffic stop

GLOVERSVILLE — Erick J. Omondi, 43, of 20 N. Bridge St., Poughkeepsie, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony, and false personation, a class B misdemeanor, by city police on Sept. 23 at 9:10 p.m.

City police conducted a stop on Omondi’s vehicle for vehicle and traffic law violations on South Main Street. During the course of investigation, Omondi allegedly supplied officers with a false name and date of birth.

Omondi was taken into custody and arraigned in City Court.

Man charged with using fake currency

GLOVERSVILLE — Alfio Coco, 28, of 17 S. Chase St., Apt. 2, Johnstown, was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, and a bench warrant for failure to appear by city police on Sept. 24 at 2:37 a.m.

The arrest warrant for Coco stemmed from an incident that occurred on Aug. 31 when Coco allegedly exchanged a fake $100 bill for five authentic $20 bills. The bench warrant for Coco was issued out of City Court for failure to appear on a charge of petit larceny. Coco was taken into custody at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Coco was transported to the station where he was processed and held for arraignment.

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