A Niagara Falls man who was charged in a pair of fraud cases last year was sentenced this week to 150 hours of community service and fines and fees totaling $650.
Keith R. Lindsay of Niagara Falls submitted fraudulent nominating petitions for a Niagara County Legislature seat last summer, and in November he was charged with welfare fraud.
In both instances, he offered false information about his home address. Lindsay also was accused of forging signatures on the nominating petitions.
Lindsay, 33, pleaded guilty in January to two misdemeanors: tampering with public records in the political case, and offering a false instrument for filing in his request for food stamps.
Lockport City Judge William J. Watson could have sent Lindsay to jail for two years.