NORWICH – Two women appeared for sentencing on separate matters when Chenango County Court convened for a morning session Monday, May 23.
• Jeannette L. Peck, of South New Berlin, appeared in front of The Honorable Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. on a charge of welfare fraud in the third degree, a class D felony. First Assistant District Attorney Michael Ferrarese represented the people of Chenango County in the matter.
It was alleged that Peck, who had been receiving pubic assistance from Dec. 1, 2011 until Dec. 31, 2015, had concealed the income of her live-in husband. Judge Revoir instituted a restitution order amounting to a total of $23,337. He initially stated that Peck's payments should be a minimum of $450 per month, but after attorney for the defense, Aaron Dean, illustrated that Peck has three children whom she supports, along with her husband, the minimum payment was lowered to $200 per month. Payments were scheduled to begin on Jun. 15, 2016 and last until Nov. 23, 2020.