St. Lawrence County was awarded $21,478 in June fraud settlements
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:32 am

CANTON -- St. Lawrence County was awarded a $21,478 settlement related to more than a dozen of welfare fraud cases, according to the county Department of Social Services.

DSS says investigators from their office and the District Attorney’s Office have recently investigated "numerous cases of reported fraud."

The programs affected include SNAP (Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance, Day Care, Medicaid, and HEAP.

During this period, the county obtained judicial settlement of $21,478.00 and disqualified 13 people from receiving further benefits from the programs they defrauded, according to county DSS.