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County Executive Debbie Preston Announces $65,000 In New Welfare Fraud Busts

 

(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced Broome County has arrested 29 more people on Welfare Fraud charges.  The arrests total $64,975.88 in benefits they were not entitled to.

 

“Rooting out Welfare Fraud is a priority in my Administration,” said Preston. “Public Assistance should exist for those who truly rely on these programs, but not for those who abuse the system. I’m sending a clear and concise message; if you attempt to abuse the system in Broome County you will be caught.”

 

The arrests follow $5.8 million in Welfare Fraud Cost Avoidance previously announced By Preston, as well as nearly $10,000 in Welfare Fraud detected in January, $35,000 in in May and $41,000 in July.

 

“The Broome County Security Division routinely monitors all Welfare claims,” said Security Director James Dadamio.  “If fraud is suspected, we conduct investigations that continue to lead to arrests. As long as there is fraud in the system we will continue to go after it.”

 

Specific arrests include:

 

Delino Comer, age 43 of Oak St. Binghamton 13905. Received $768.00 in Public Assistance not entitled to during June 2011 to July 2011 due to failing to report employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud SSL 145, a misdemeanor.

 

Keith Taylor, age 52 of Walnut St. Binghamton 13905. Falsely filed a FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Rita Peterson, age 25 of Robinson St. Binghamton 13905. Submitted an application for Public Assistance in October 2011 and failed to report a vehicle. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

 

Vicky Morris, age 32 of Susquehanna St. Binghamton 13901. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Bretnie Owens, age 44 of Atone St. Binghamton 13903. Received $2,931.27 in Public Assistance not entitled to during August 2007 and May 2011 due to failing to report employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud SSL 145, a misdemeanor.

 

David Livingston, age 62, of N. Brookside Ave. Endwell 13760. Received $600.00 in Public Assistance not entitled to during March 2011 to August 2011 due to failing to report income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 5th    misdemeanor and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Valerie Hurd, age 56 of North St. Binghamton 13905. Falsely filed a FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Trina Marie Giaccione, age 41 of Felters Rd Binghamton 13903. Falsely filed a FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony and Making a Punishable False Written Statement, a misdemeanor.

 

Kelly Reed, age 53 of Arthur Ave. Endicott 13760. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Hasan Taylor, age 40 of Franklin St. Binghamton 13901. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Megan Miller, age 21 of Squires Ave. Endicott 13760. Received $1,263.90 in Public Assistance not entitled to during October 2011 to February 2012 due to failing to report employment and accurate residence. Charged with Welfare Fraud SSL 145, a misdemeanor.

 

Clint Barnhart, age 35 of Jefferson Ave. Endicott 13760. Filed an application for Public Assistance and Food Stamps in September 2011 and failed to report accurate household composition. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Andrew MacLaury, age 31 of Bradley Creek Rd. Endicott 13760. Received $4,210.02 in Medicaid not entitled to during April 2011 to October 2011 due to failing to report employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud SSL 145, a misdemeanor.

 

Richard Squires, age 54 of Cleveland Ave. Endicott 13760. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Harvey Watson, age 48 of Monroe St. Endicott 13760. Filed an application for Public Assistance eff. December 2011 and received $600.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during December 2011 to February 2012 due to receiving duplicate Food Stamp benefits from Pennsylvania and New York. Charged with Welfare Fraud 5th, a misdemeanor and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Amy Rosenberger, age 37 of NY Rt. 369 Port Crane 13833. Received $984.00 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during June 2011 to July 2011 due to failing to report accurate marriage status and income. Charged with Welfare Fraud SSL 145, a misdemeanor.

 

Yalanda Lloyd, age 30 of Church St. Deposit 13754. Received $1,436.00 in Public Assistance not entitled to during April 2011 to June 2011 due to failing to report employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud SSL 145, a misdemeanor.

 

William Woodridge, age 38 of Kneeland Ave. Binghamton 13905. Received $1,922.00 in Food Stamps not entitled to during May 2010 to February 2011 due to failing to report accurate student status. Charged with Welfare Fraud 4th and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, both felonies.

 

Shameka Favor, age 24 of Tompkins St. Binghamton 13903. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Waleska Ramos, age 36 of Mozart Ave. Binghamton 13905. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Rebecca Danisa, age 30 of Norton Dr. Binghamton 13905. Received $1,302.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during October 2009 to March 2010 due to failing to report income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 4th and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, both felonies.

 

Angel Fabrykewicz, age 25 of Endicott Ave. Johnson City 13790. Received $5,116.76 in Public Assistance and Food Stamps not entitled to during January 2012 to May 2012 due to failing to report accurate household composition and income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st – both felonies.

 

Tamika Burnett, age 32 of Oak St. Binghamton 13905. Received $9,185.14 in Public Assistance and Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during November 2011 to April 2012 due to failing to report income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, both felonies.

 

Cheryl Pierre-Louis, age 35 of Roberts St. Binghamton 13901. Received $9,690.29 in Medicaid benefits not entitled to during June 2010 to August 2010 and December 2010 to November 2011 due to failing to report income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, both felonies.

 

Janel Woodruff, age 34 of Airport Rd. Binghamton 13905. Received $18,266.50 in Public Assistance and Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during March 2010 to September 2011 due to failing to report accurate household composition and income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, both felonies.

 

Loretta Kochel, age 34 of Crocker Ave. Johnson City 13790. Received $3,903.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during September 2010 to August 2011 due to failing to report income. Charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, both felonies.

Maribel Vaddy, age 43 of Gatehouse Pl. Lexington KY 40505. Falsely filed a  FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

Michael Gonzalez, age 42 of  Endicott. Falsely filed a FS replacement application in September 2011. Charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a felony.

 

 

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10/17/2012 - 2:32pm