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Delaware County: Woman repaid $137K in bogus welfare benefits

In one of the cases, District Attorney John Hubbard’s office said, 49-year-old Sheryl Arduini of Delhi payed back $137,521 after the Delaware County Department of Social Services Fraud Investigations Unit said they found she had failed to report all of her household income over five years, getting SNAP, HEAP, Medicaid and Daycare benefits to which she was not entitled.

After making the payments, Arduini was further disqualified from receiving public benefits.

The authorities have investigated 39 cases since January 1, 2018 that have secured convictions and disqualifications, amounting to over $507,833 in repayments.

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