4 Saratoga County residents charged with welfare fraud

From left: Ronnie Carrigan, Charaun Meertins, David A. Coonradt, and Jamar Henriquez.

From left: Ronnie Carrigan, Charaun Meertins, David A. Coonradt, and Jamar Henriquez.

The four arrested were: Ronnie Carrigan, 34, of Ballston Spa; Charaun Meertins, 30, of Clifton Park; David A. Coonradt, 45, of Saratoga Springs; and Jamar Henriquez, 28, of South Glens Falls.

Each was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, third-degree welfare fraud and third-degree grand larceny, all felonies.

Deputies said each of those arrested submitted documentation to the Saratoga County Department of Social Services in an attempt to get benefits they were not entitled to receive. The four combined to receive more than $37,000 from the Saratoga County DSS, deputies said.

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