ELIZABETHTOWN - On Feb. 4, John Maye, 47, of Port Henry, pled guilty to petit larceny and made restitution in the amount of $2,350.
Maye was charged with five counts of offering a false instrument for filing first degree, class E felonies, and four counts of Welfare Fraud fifth degree, class A misdemeanors.
It is alleged Maye defrauded the Home Energy Assistance Program of between 2006 and 2010 by submitting applications containing false statements. He was arraigned on Dec. 16, before town justice William Garrison in Elizabethtown. The case was transferred to the Town Court Town of Moriah where a plea was accepted by town justice Jeff Farnsworth.