Police make another round of welfare fraud arrests

NORWICH – Fraud investigators have charged three people receiving welfare benefits each with two felonies after they allegedly misled social workers and fraudulently collected more than $27,000.

The Department of Social Services Welfare Fraud Investigations Unit and the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people accused of failing to report changes in their living arrangements or income to DSS after originally being approved for some of the money. The three cases are unrelated and were investigated separately.

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