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6 arrested for welfare fraud in Seneca County

Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that Sheriff’s Office Investigators have arrested six people in connection with ongoing welfare fraud investigations. These investigations are a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca County Division of Human Services Welfare Fraud Unit.A total of eight felony counts and one misdemeanor count were charged to the six people.Arrested were Ann McDermott Copp-Nolin, age 44 of 13 Vanrensslear Street lot 5 Seneca Falls, NY , she was charged with one count ofoffering a false instrument for filing 1st degree, a class E felony, and one count of Welfare Fraud 4th, a class E felony.Timothy L. Daniel, age 47, of 3633 Mechanic Street Interlaken, NY was charged with one count of Welfare fraud 4th degree, a class E felony.Amy M. Thomson, age 34 of 350 State Route 5 & 20 Apt 11 Waterloo, NY 13165 was charged with one count of Welfare fraud 3rd, a class D felony.Andrew L. Schrader, age 21 of 9548 Lodi – Covert Townline Road Lodi, NY was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing 1st degree, one count of welfare fraud 5th degree, a class A Misdemeanor.Brian K. McDermott, age 27 of 2133 State Route 5 & 20 lot 6B Seneca Falls, NY was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing 1st degree, a class E Felony.Nickole M. Harrington, age 23, of 9715 Case Road Interlaken, NY was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing 1st degree, a class E Felony, Welfare fraud 5th degree, a class A Misdemeanor.All arrested subjects were arrested at the Village of Waterloo court and were released on there own recognizance. All are scheduled to reappear in Village court on September 7th at 9:00 am to answer the charges. Sheriff Stenberg stated that these arrests are the result of a continuing effort to curb Welfare Fraud in Seneca County. These investigations as well as others are still in progress.

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