Armed with DNA , sheriff's deputies charge Canton woman with two felonies for failing to identify father of newborn son
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 9:42 am

CANTON -- A Canton woman is facing two felony counts for allegedly lying to the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services when she said she did not know who the father of her newborn son is.

Elizabeth B. Lamina, 27, 47 Gouverneur St., Canton, has been charged with two counts of offering false instruments for filing, a class E felony, after claiming that she did not know who the father of her child was, according to Social Services investigators.

The investigators say they have DNA evidence to prove who the father of a client's newborn son is. The Social Services Investigations Unit allegedly turned up evidence that Lamina did in fact know who her newborn son’s father was, after she filed applications telling the county Department of Social Services that she didn’t.

Investigators said that Social Services had received information based on DNA testing indicating with 99.9% certainty the identity of the father.

Arrested by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Lamina was arraigned in Village of Canton Court before Judge Storie.

She was released on her own recognizance to appear in Canton Village Court at a later date.