Fraud sweep leads to ten arrests
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RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A county fraud sweep leads to ten arrests in Rensselaer County. One of the arrested, a Poestenskill man, sheriff's deputies say took more than $43,000 of benefits he wasn't entitled to.
Officials say nearly $150,000 in total was taken from public assistance programs. They say the funds stolen range from more than $1,900 to $43,000.
Those arrested are facing a range of charges from offering a false instrument for filing to welfare fraud and grand larceny.
Those arrested were:
- Jeff Beattie
- Sara Edson
- Glenn Forman
- Patricia G. Gillett
- Leon Johnson
- Danielle Johnson
- Scott Sawyer
- Arthur Threatt
- Harold Williams
- Dorothy Williams