Ulster County has charged three people with welfare fraud or offering a false instrument for filing.
The three are Mireille Sawaya of Kingston, Darren Post of Kingston and Laurie Coddington, also of Kingston, according to a press release.
Sawaya was charged Jan. 30 with felony welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing. She failed to report income from July 2016 through October 2017, which allowed her to improperly collect $6,406 in food stamp benefits. He was processed and released to return to town of Ulster Court at a later date.
Post was charged Jan. 30 with misdemeanors of welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing. Investigators said he filed documents that contained false information. Post, an inmate at the Ulster County Jail was issued a ticket to appear on town of Ulster Court at a later date.
Coddington was arrested Jan. 30 and charged with misdemeanor offering a false instrument for filing. She provided investigators with a false statement intended for filing with the Department of Social Services. She is to appear in Kingston City Court at a later date.
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