Woman pleads guilty to grand larceny

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A Buffalo woman is back in trouble with the law, after admitting to receiving benefits she was not entitled to. Paulette Robinson, 35, admitted to falsely certifying she was unemployed when she was working.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says Robinson obtained benefits between November 21st, 2011 and September 30, 2012. Robinson was convicted of stealing from a governmental agency in 2007. At that time she was convicted of welfare fraud.

Since then, Robinson was also convicted with attempted tampering with a witness, after a July, 2012 incident where she told two juvenile witnesses to lie to police about a shooting in which her son was a suspect.

Robinson pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny. She faces a maximum sentence of two and a third to seven years in state prison when she is sentenced in April.

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