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FORT EDWARD — A Fort Edward man who used false information to get public assistance was charged with a felony in recent days, police said.

James E. Bushee, 47, of Olive Street, was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and misdemeanor petit larceny after an investigation last month by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Washington County Department of Social Services, authorities said.

He received $341 in food stamp benefits to which he wasn't entitled, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Bushee was released pending prosecution in Fort Edward Town Court.

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