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Dozens arrested in public assistance fraud sweep

Multiple agencies participated in the execution of dozens of arrest warrants charging Cayuga County residents, and former residents, with welfare fraud, Medicaid fraud, food stamp fraud and various other types of public assistance fraud offenses and related crimes.
Cayuga County (WSYR-TV) -- Multiple agencies participated in the execution of dozens of arrest warrants charging Cayuga County residents, and former residents, with welfare fraud, Medicaid fraud, food stamp fraud and various other types of public assistance fraud offenses and related crimes.

The sweep was conducted on Wednesday, September 12.

The arrests were a culmination of lengthy investigations conducted by the newly organized Cayuga County Welfare Fraud Task Force,

Wednesday’s arrest sweep included several individuals who are now in custody awaiting arraignment in Auburn.

Several other warrants remain outstanding and continued efforts to locate those individuals are ongoing.

According to the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office, the individuals involved in Wednesday’s sweep bilked more than $100,000 in wrongfully obtained public assistance benefits.

The individuals, who have not been named, have not yet been convicted.

If the individuals arrested during the sweep plead guilty or are found to have been involved in the welfare charges, the convictions will result in taxpayer savings of over $150,000.

42 individuals have already been successfully prosecuted and/or disqualified administratively for welfare fraud and related crimes this year, according to the Cayuga County District Attorney's Office.

LIST OF ARRESTS MADE
COURTESY OF THE CAYUGA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE

What the charges mean:
  • GL=Grand Larceny       
  • WF=Welfare Fraud       
  • OFI=Offering False Instrument
  • MUFS=Misuse of Food Stamps
  • PL=Petit Larceny
  • MAF=Medicaid Fraud
Last Name
First Name
AgE
LKA
PUBLIC ASST.
FOOD STAMPS
MEDICAID
Total
 UNIT
ALBANESE
GL3rd, WF3rd, MUFS
CHELSEA
25
F
107/108 W Cortland St. Groton-Tomp. Co
$4,652.00
$4,652.00
  NYSP
BATES
GL3rd, WF3rd, OFI-4 counts
LINDA
55
M
125 S Fulton St Auburn
$4,212.00
$4,212.00
  APD
BECKWITH
GL3rd, MAF, WF3rd
DAKOTA
27
M
County address Moravia
$4,652.00
$8,269.93
$12,921.93
  CCSO
BEST
GL4th, WF4th
SHELAINE
24
F
4620 North St. Marcellus
$1,087.50
$1,087.50
  NYSP
BOWER 
GL3rd, WF3rd, OFI, MUFS
ABIGAIL
27
F
36 Liberty St Auburn
$3,246.00
$1,835.00
$5,081.00
  APD
CHAMBERLAIN
GL3rd, WF3rd, OFI-5 counts, MUFS
KIMBERLY
24
F
46 Pulaski St Auburn
$3,517.84-Day Care
$1,113.00
$4,630.84
  APD
COUGHLIN
WF5th, PL
DAVID
29
M
21 Kensington Av Auburn
$818.00
$818.00
  APD
COUTURIER
GL4TH; WF4TH; OFI; MUFS
JODY LEE
32
M
78 Owasco St #1 Auburn
$1,474.00
$1,474.00
  APD
FARRAR JENNINGS
ROSEMARY
F
$1,495.18
$1,495.18
Arrested
GRAY
GL3rd, WF3rd, MUFS
BENJAMIN
32
M
9 Belmont Ave. Auburn
$9,644.00
$9,644.00
  APD
GRAY
GL3rd, WF3rd, MUFS, OFI- 7Cnts.
JENIFER
37
F
9 Belmont Ave. Auburn
$9,644.00
$9,644.00
  APD
GUSHLAW
WF5th, PL
TIFFANY
24
F
2 Fall Street #5 Seneca Falls
$957.10
$957.10
 NYSP
HOWES 
GL4th, WF4th
JACQUIE
23
F
Budget Inn #30 Auburn
$1,235.00
$1,235.00
  APD
KEEGAN
GL4th, WF4th, OFI-8 counts, MUFS
ANDY
51
M
195 Henderson Weedsport
$11,651.00
$11,651.00
  CCSO
LEONARD
GL4th, WF4th, OFI, MUFS
ERIKA
33
F
W LAKE MHP #32 Fleming
$771.00
$771.00
  CCSO
 
LOPERFIDO
GL3rd, WF3rd, OFI, MUFS
LISA
31
F
218 Janet Street Auburn
$1,947.50
Day Care
$2,349.00
$4,296.50
  APD
LUCAS
GL4th, WF4th, OFI, MAF
CHARLES
32
M
13829 Martville Rd. Martville
$1,260.87
$1,260.87
  CCSO
MANWARING
GL4th, WF4th, MAF
RYAN
27
M
961 Sovocool Hill Rd  Groton-Tompkins Co.
$1,573.40
$1,573.40
  NYSP
 
MURPHY
GL4th, WF4th, OFI, MAF, MUFS
EDDIE
44
M
3 Holley St #B Auburn
$184.00
$2,059.00
$2,243.00
  APD
MYERS
OFI, MUFS, WF
ANGELA
34
F
90 Orchard St Auburn
$0.00
$0.00
  APD
NEVIDOMSKY
WF5th, PL, MUFS
ROBERT
47
M
12 Logan St Auburn
$800.00
$800.00
  APD
NOWARK
WF5th, MUFS, PL
NIKKI
35
F
72 Francis St Auburn
$668.00
$668.00
  APD
OLSON
GL4th, WF4th(day care)
SARA
24
F
1227 Spring St Cayuga
$2,336.00
Day Care
$2,336.00
  CCSO
PAUL
WF4th, PL
JERAMIE
30
M
16 Church St Auburn
$1,235.00
$1,235.00
  APD
PODESWIK
OFI, MUFS
JACQUELINE
27
F
Cay. Co. Jail
$0.00
$0.00
  DA?
ROBERTS
GL4th, WF4th
ERICA
24
F
76 Owasco St Auburn
$1,325.50
$1,325.50
  APD
ROSSI
GL3rd, WF3rd-Day Care, OFI, MUFS
ANTHONY
30
M
218 Janet Street Auburn
$1,947.50
(Day Care)
$2,349.00
$4,296.50
  APD
RYAN
GL3rd, WF3rd, MUFS
CAROL
70
F
195 Henderson Weedsport
$11,651.00
$11,651.00
  CCSO
SMITH
 GL4th, WF4th- Day Care
JASMINE
27
F
131 Olympia Terr. Auburn
$2,315.50
(Day Care)
$2,315.50
  APD
VARGAS
WF5th; MUFS; PL; OFI-2 counts
JENNIFER
21
F
54 Vananden #4 Auburn
$559.00
$559.00
  APD
VOLLES
GL,3rd, WF3rd, MUFS, MAF, OFI-6 counts
DANIELLE
27
F
12772 Broadway Martville
$9,252.00
$1,305.09
$10,557.09
  CCSO
WEAVER
GL4th, WF4th, OFI, MUFS
BOBBIE JOE
41
F
$1,668.00
$1,668.00
Arrested
WEAVER
GL4th, WF4th, OFI, MUFS
RAYMOND
41
M
2 Beach Ave Auburn
$1,668.00
$1,668.00
  APD
  TOTALS
$15,611.00
$12,064.00 (Day Care)
$27,675.00
 
 
  $78,575.00
 
 
 $16,471.00
 
 
  $122,721.00

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