Washington County man accused of welfare fraud

Police have accused a Washington County man of welfare fraud.

Bradley C. Shaffer, 45, of Hartford, allegedly failed to disclose income when he filed out a rental housing assistance form in Queensbury last October, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. This resulted in Shaffer obtaining nearly $3,700 in benefits to which he was not entitled.  

Shaffer was charged with grand larceny, welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing. He was arraigned in Warren County Centralized Arraignment Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due in Queensbury Town Court at a later date.