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  • 4 face welfare charges in Herkimer Co.

  • The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office Welfare Fraud Unit recently charged four people with welfare fraud.

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  • The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office Welfare Fraud Unit recently charged four people with welfare fraud.
    Dennis Ford II, 47, of West Street, Ilion, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, both felonies, and fifth-degree welfare fraud, a misdemeanor.
    Investigators allege Ford failed to list all household members and did fraudulently receive $5,931 worth of benefits over a period of time from the county Department of Social Services.
    Ford was arraigned in Little Falls Town Court and was committed to the Herkimer County jail on $3,500 cash bail, investigators said.
    Sandra Hysack, 43, formally of Mohawk and now living in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with fifth-degree welfare fraud and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.
    Hysack failed to list unemployment benefits she was receiving while collecting public assistance from the county social services over a period of time, investigators said.
    Hysack was released on a ticket to appear in Herkimer Village Court at a later date.
    Christine Miseikis, 45, of North Ann Street, Little Falls, was charged with third-degree criminal use of a public benefit card and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.
    Miseikis is accused of unlawfully using another person’s cash assistance card totaling $64.41, investigators said.
    She was released on a ticket to appear in Herkimer Village Court at a later date.
    Amanda Greene, 28, of South Main Street, Middleville, was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.
    Greene failed to list all household members for more than a year and fraudulently received $6,100 in welfare benefits, investigators said.
    Greene was arraigned in Herkimer Village Court and was committed to the county jail on $1,000 cash bail.

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