Deputies: Newark man charged after welfare fraud investigation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 26-year-old Newark resident was arrested on various charges following a welfare fraud investigation run in conjunction with the Department of Social Services.

Robert M. McKoy, 26, was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, welfare fraud, and grand larceny after receiving SNAP benefits when he was not entitled to legally be a recipient.

Deputies say he submitted two SNAP applications in December 2017 and failed to report his employment. As result, McKoy received more than $2,165 worth of benefits.

He was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.

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