Seneca Sheriff: Investigators make pair of welfare fraud arrests within an hour

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce announced the arrest of two subjects following a welfare fraud investigation.

Sheriff Luce reports that on Thursday at approximately 12:53 pm investigators arrested Jeremy U. Trapp, 32, of Waterloo on three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges are Class E felonies, according to Luce, who reported that Trapp failed to disclose household income on three separate occasions while applying for monetary benefits with Seneca County.

The Sheriff says on the same day just an hour later, investigators arrested Johnny L. Goodwine, 27, of Seneca Falls on one count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing after failing to disclose household income accurately.

Both were released on appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.

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