Lewis County – 13 Arrested for Welfare Fraud

LOWVILLE — According to an Oct. 2 report from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, 13 individuals have been arrested on welfare fraud and other charges. The total amount associated with these arrests is $25,694.05.

Through an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Lewis County Department Of Social Services Fraud Unit, the Sheriff’s Department have arrested the following individuals who were arraigned in either the Village of Lowville Court or Town of Lowville Court on their respective arrest dates and released to await further court proceedings:

Sept. 21: Krista Wenstrom, 33, Lowville, two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud; Rachel Leonard, 27, Utica, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud

Sept. 23: Jessica Dean, 24, Carthage, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; third degree grand larceny, third degree welfare fraud; Brynna Hutteman-Kall, 27, Watertown, fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud
Sept. 24: Erica Landrum, 30, Glenfield, third degree grand larceny, third degree welfare fraud; Corey Baxter, 35, Glenfield, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; third degree grand larceny, third degree welfare fraud
Sept. 25: Amber Hannibal, 30, Forestport, seven counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud; Alysa Ortlieb, 35, Lowville, two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud; Jennifer Gilbert, 37, Fonda, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud

Sept. 26: Andrea Cullop, 34, Lowville, two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud
Oct. 1: Jennifer Chaprnan, 37, Lyons Faus, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud; Timothy Carman, 38, Lyons Falls, fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud; Jennifer Cook, 45, Lowville, fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud.