Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander
West Valley man arrested for grand larceny, filing a false instrument
On September 17, 2019, SP Machias Troopers arrested James C. Evens, 48, of West Valley, NY for Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Filing a False Instrument 1st Degree.
An investigation led Troopers to discover Evens had filed falsified documents with the New York State Department of Labor, by which he obtained $9,247.50 of unemployment benefits to which he was not entitled.
Evens was arrested and arraigned in Machias Town Court where he was released on his own recognizance. He is due to appear in Ashford Town Court at a later date.