Woman charged with welfare fraud
CAZENOVIA — A Madison County woman has been charged with welfare fraud after law enforcers said she unlawfully received more than $4,500 in assistance, according to law enforcers.
Sheriff’s deputies said Tonnie S. Newcomb, 38, of 4765 Ormond Drive, filed paperwork with the county Department of Social Services claiming that her children were living with her at her
residence, but that was not the truth.
Deputies said that Newcomb unlawfully received $4,698 in public assistance as a result of the faulty claim.
Newcomb is charged with one count each of third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies, authorities said.
She was arraigned in court and was released on her own recognizance, the deputies added.
She is scheduled to reappear in court on Feb. 27 to answer the charges.
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