Ogdensburg woman arrested for allegedly receiving $47,000 in illegal disability benefits
Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:34 am

OGDENSBURG – An Ogdensburg woman who received nearly $47,000 in reportedly illegal disability benefits for four years was arrested by the state police bureau of criminal investigation Sunday, Oct. 10.

State police charged Karen L. Ashley, 52, Ogdensburg with third-degree insurance fraud, a class D felony, and first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony.

Ashley was arrested after an investigation determined that she received disability benefits from March 2005 to August 2009 in the amount of $46,869.59, to which she was not entitled.

She was arraigned before City of Ogdensburg Justice Silver and released on her own recognizance pending further actions of the St. Lawrence County Grand Jury.