Jefferson County – Women faces $100,000 restution for lying to get benefits

WATERTOWN — A Sackets Harbor woman faces a restitution payment of almost $100,000 after she admitted to providing false information to obtain public benefits for about nine years.
Brittiany V. Thorp, 42, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny Tuesday in Jefferson County Court. She faces a possible sentence of up to five years probation and a restitution payment of $95,960.95 at her sentencing on Sept. 4.
Ms. Thorp admitted to acquiring more than $50,000 in benefits from the Jefferson County Department of Social Services by filing documents with false information between July 2008 and June 2017.

-Jul 4, 2019 – Watertown Daily Times

Wife of Schohorie Limo Driver Charged with Welfare Fraud

Kim Lisinicchia, wife of Scott Lisinicchia, the driver of the limousine that crashed on Oct.
The wife of the driver killed in the Schohorie limousine crash was charged with three felonies after the Warren County sheriff’s office said she underreported her income in order to qualify for a public housing vouchers.

Kim Lisinicchia, 54, was charged Tuesday with grand larceny, welfare fraud and offering a false instrument.

The Glens Falls Housing Authority told deputies that while Lisinicchia was living in Queensbury from January 2016 to October 2018 she failed to report over $24,000 in income from another household member.

Failing to report that money allowed Lisinicchia to qualify for a federal housing voucher.
She is due back in Glens Falls city court next week.

Scott Lisinicchia was among the 20 people killed on Oct. 6 when the limousine he was driving crashed into a wooded lot next to the Apple Barrel Country Store at the intersection of routes 30 and 30A.

The operator of the limo company, Nauman Hussain, 29, faces manslaughter charges and other offenses for allegedly allowing the limousine on the road despite known mechanical problems

NYWFIA 2019 Conference Photos

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