Waterloo man failed to disclose income, charged in welfare fraud investigation

Deputies arrested a 47-year-old Waterloo man on welfare fraud charges after an investigation determined that he failed to disclose household income while filing for assistance with the county.

According to investigators, Matthew Cole, 47, of Waterloo was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fifth-degree welfare fraud, and misuse of food stamps.

The charges stem from a welfare fraud investigation where it is alleged that Cole failed to disclose income while filing for assistance with Seneca County. As result of the inaccurate filing, Cole fraudulently received public benefits.

The charges will be answered in Waterloo Village Court at a later date.

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