St. Lawrence County investigators obtain $24,599 judicial settlement from welfare fraud investigations
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:49 pm

St. Lawrence County investigators have obtained judicial settlement of $24,599 in May as the result of welfare fraud investigations.

In addition, sanctions have been placed on eight individuals to prevent them from receiving further benefits from the programs they defrauded.

These investigations focused on welfare fraud, offering a false instrument for filing, unlawful use of a benefit card, forgery and other violations of the NY State Penal Law.

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

Investigations are ongoing and arrests are pending, according to a press release from Department Of Social Services.

They encourage the public to report any suspected welfare fraud by calling the DOSS Investigations Unit at 379-2145 or by filing a complaint at www.otda.nygov/welfarefraud. Reporters may remain anonymous.