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Broome County Reports More Welfare Fraud Arrests

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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.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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.

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