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Four charged in Washington County welfare fraud cases

2012-12-06T12:38:00Z 2012-12-06T12:48:32Z Four charged in Washington County welfare fraud cases Glens Falls Post-Star
December 06, 2012 12:38 pm

FORT EDWARD -- Four people were charged with felony grand larceny this week for allegedly receiving public assistance payments to which they weren’t entitled.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

* Daniel Paro, 53, and Sarah Paro, 51, both of Dresden, allegedly received $7,184 in illicit public assistance payments. Each faces a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny.

* Sarah Studler, 29, of Hudson Falls allegedly received $5,351 in benefits to which she wasn’t entitled. She was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.

* Keirsten Collins, 24, of Fort Edward was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly receiving $2,323 in day car assistance.

All four were released pending prosecution in Fort Edward Town Court. The Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Department of Social Services investigated the cases.

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    CMWA - December 12, 2012 7:03 pm
    "Tis the season for public assistance fraud. Is it just me or am I reading more and more of these cases? Be happy for what you have and that you live in america, don't be greedy and steal more assistance for yourselves. Duh,you'll get caught (they have people looking for fraud like yours).
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    ASA MORRIS - December 07, 2012 9:08 pm


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