CANTON -- St. Lawrence County obtained a judicial settlement of $33,305 stemming from various forms of welfare fraud for September.
The St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services and the District Attorney’s Office investigated numerous cases of reported fraud. Investigations are ongoing and arrests are pending.
The investigations focused on welfare fraud, offering a false instrument for filing, unlawful use of a benefit card, forgery and other violations.
The programs affected by the reported fraud include SNAP (Food Stamps), temporary assistance, day care, Medicaid, and HEAP.
Investigators encourage reports of any suspected welfare fraud by calling the DOSS Investigations Unit at 379-2145 or by filing a complaint at www.otda.nygov/welfarefraud. Those reporting may remain anonymous.