Southport woman arrested for welfare fraud

SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WETM) – Christina Jones, 49, was arrested by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office after a welfare fraud investigation conducted by the Department of Social Services Special Investigation Unit. According to the Sheriff’s office, Jones allegedly submitted false information to the Chemung County Department of Social Services twice regarding her income. Jones received $1,644 […]

Sisters charged with welfare fraud, received $25K in daycare subsidies

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Two sisters have been charged after a welfare fraud investigation that alleges they received over $25,000 in daycare subsidy benefits and forged documents. According to the Elmira Police Department, Christy Lott allegedly received $25,449.53 in daycare subsidy benefits that she was not eligible to receive due to failure to correctly report […]

DSS Employee Falsely Obtained Benefits For Family Members

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — A Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS) employee was arrested on Tuesday for falsely obtaining benefits for her family members, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini. Paola Masi, 30, of Patchogue, has worked as a social services examiner since 2013 and is responsible for looking at applications and […]

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