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FORT EDWARD — A Hoosick Falls woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly providing a fake doctor's note when trying to obtain public assistance last summer, police said.

Tracy A. Thompson, 24, was charged with offering a false instrument for filing, a felony, for providing a fake doctor's note to try to receive an exception from work requirements, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The Washington County Department of Social Services determined the note was fake before disbursing any payments, police said.

Thompson was released pending prosecution in Fort Edward Town Court.

Sheriff's Investigator Mike McWhorter made the arrest.

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