Authorities say a Broome County resident has admitted to illegally receiving several thousand dollars in social services benefits.
According to the district attorney's office, 47-year-old Jennifer Pepples of Castle Creek has pleaded guilty in Binghamton City Court in connection with a welfare fraud investigation.
Prosecutors say Pepples received payments from the Broome County Department of Social Services during 2019 and 2020 while neglecting to report income from someone else in her household.
Pepples improperly obtained $6,144 in public assistance. She is required to repay the money and she'll be disqualified from receiving public assistance for one year.
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