Woman accused of welfare fraud in Washington County

Woman accused of welfare fraud in Washington County

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FORT EDWARD —A woman from Greenwich has been charged with grand larceny after a welfare fraud investigation in Washington County, according to police.

Ashleigh Myers, 33, of Galesville Road, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, for failing to provide "accurate information" to the Washington County Department of Social Services when applying for food stamps, according to the county Sheriff's Office.

Myers received $1,619 in benefits to which she wasn't entitled, police said in a news release.

She was released pending prosecution in Fort Edward Town Court.

Sheriff's investigators Greg Danio and Jennifer Noble handled the case, assisted by the Department of Social Services.

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