Pair accused of welfare fraud in Madison County

Published Dec 6, 2017 at 12:00pm

WAMPSVILLE — Following a three-month welfare fraud investigation, Madison County Sheriff’s investigators charged two Canastota residents Tuesday.

Kristofer D. Cali, 31, and Eileen Campbell, 27, were taken into custody to face charges, according to local law enforcers.

Cali was charged with third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud, both class D felonies, and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a class E felony.  

Investigators said Cali submitted a false written statement to the Madison County Department of Social Services. 

As a result, he was overpaid $7,709 in public assistance benefits, investigators said.

Campbell was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree welfare fraud, both class E felonies, and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.  Campbell submitted two false statements to the Department of Social Services, investigators said.  

As a result, she was overpaid $2,186 in public assistance benefits, investigators added.

Cali and Campbell share the same residence.

Both will appear in Lenox Town Court Dec. 23, the law enforcers added.