A fundraiser held last month has resulted in a 30 year old Elmira woman being arrested. Nicole Widrig is accused of hosting a Paw Patrol themed event at the Elmira Heights Legion claiming the money raised would go to needy children.
An investigation was launched by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office after it received reports the event was a scam. Investigators discovered Widrig only made a donation to the Arctic League after she learned of the sheriff’s investigation and raffle prizes were found well after the event.
Widrig was charged with scheming to defraud.