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.