Deputies: Corning man gave benefits PIN to another person

Deputies say a Corning man was arrested and charged with misuse of food stamps after he allegedly gave his PIN number for a benefits card to another person.

Charles D. Wheeler, 31, was arrested after police say he gave the PIN to his issued New York State benefit card containing Food Stamp benefits to another person. He then gave that person permission to use his benefit card which that person did do on multiple occasions.

Mr. Wheeler was charged with one count of Misuse of Food Stamps and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Steuben County Department of Social Services, and the District Attorney’s Office.

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