Massena woman arrested on welfare fraud charges for receiving over $1,000 in food stamps she was not entitled to
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:46 am

MASSENA – A Massena woman was arrested following an investigation that revealed she received $1,023 in food stamp benefits that she was not entitled to, according to the St. Lawrence County sheriff’s department.

Crystal L. Durocher, 42, was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, officers said.

She allegedly submitted a food stamp benefits application/recertification with the Department of Social Services that contained false information.

The benefits were reportedly paid to Durocher from Jan. 1 through July 31 of last year.

Police did not list her status.