St. Lawrence County gets $9,069 from fraud settlements
St. Lawrence County was awarded a $9,069 settlement in March following a fraud investigation.
This month, investigators from the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services and the District Attorney’s Office studied numerous cases of reported fraud.They focused on welfare fraud, offering a false instrument for filing, unlawful use of a benefit card, forgery and other violations.
The programs included iSNAP (food stamps), temporary assistance, day care, Medicaid, and HEAP.
During this period, the county obtained judicial settlements of $9,069 and sanctioned guilty parties to prevent them from receiving further benefits.
Investigations are ongoing and arrests are pending.