Olean Women Charged With Welfare Fraud

OLEAN, NY — An Olean woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with welfare fraud, grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing.

Melissa S. Parsell-Herbert, 29, allegedly received $10,082 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by providing false information, according to a news release from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.

Parsell-Herbert turned herself in at the Department of Social Services in Olean and was released with an appearance ticket, according to the news release. She is due to appear in the City of Olean Court at a later date.

Dues for Members In Good Standing Waived for 2020-2021

The Board met on July 7, 2020 and unanimously agreed to waive dues for the 2020-2021 administrative year for all members who were in good standing for the 2019-2020 year; which means all memberships will be extended until June 2021.

For those members who have already remitted payment we thank you for your diligence and your membership will be extended to June 2022.

Elmira women arrested for welfare fraud

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police arrested Rebecca Apgar, 37, after she allegedly received more than $1,700 in food stamp assistance she was not entitled to.

According to police, from October 2019 to December 2019, Apgar submitted false documents to the Chemung County Department of Social Services for the purpose of establishing and maintaining her eligibility for public assistance.

Apgar has been charged with Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree.