Broome County Reports More Welfare Fraud Arrests
Ten additional arrests have been made as Broome County security officials work to prevent people from receiving public assistance funds to which they are not entitled.
County Executive Debra Preston said the latest round of arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on welfare fraud.
In a statement, Preston said the county is a “leader in detecting and arresting welfare fraud violators.”
The arrests included several people who allegedly wrongly received more than $8100 in assistance.
Five arrests were related to people who did not report income, offered a false instrument for filing or forged instruments.
Preston said those who are aware of potential welfare system abuses may report them anonymously by calling 607.778.2519.