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Police in Montgomery County arrest nine on welfare fraud allegations

Police in Montgomery County arrest nine on welfare fraud allegations

Nine Montgomery County residents were arrested on welfare fraud charges, the Montgomery County Sheri

Nine Montgomery County residents were arrested on welfare fraud charges, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Amsterdam Police Department announced Thursday.

The investigations were conducted by the Montgomery County Department of Social Services’ Welfare Fraud Investigative Unit and the county District Attorney’s Office.

Arrested were:

• Jolene Magielda, 24, of Amsterdam, charged with offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud for allegedly seeking benefits after previously being disqualified from collecting them

• Mayra Leon, 48, of Amsterdam, charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly failing to report household income

• Glorimari Rodriguez, 37, of Amsterdam, charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly falsifying SNAP applications with inaccurate household income

• Alexander Rivera, 36, of Amsterdam, charged with four counts of offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly submitting a false SNAP application and receiving $6,942 in benefits he was not eligible for

• Kim Ann Soto, 45, of Amsterdam, charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly failing to report income

• Rhonda Hartin, 50, of Amsterdam, charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly falsifying documents in order to remain eligible for benefits

• Michael Oliver, 46, of Fonda, charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly falsifying employment documents to remain eligible for benefits

• Toni Cornell, 34, of Amsterdam, charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly falsifying information regarding household composition

• Dawn Edgar, 37, of Amsterdam, was charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly falsifying employment documents to remain eligible for benefits

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