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Rensselaer County welfare fraud sweep nets 19 arrests

May 06, 2019 01:19 PM

TROY - Nineteen people have been arrested so far in a Rensselaer County sweep for welfare fraud.

The arrests were announced Monday morning in Troy.

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Most of the people arrested are facing felonies – and the charges include welfare fraud and grand larceny.

One Troy woman is accused of stealing more than $8,000.

Officials say welfare benefits are meant for those in need, to give them a boost to a better life – and not for those who abuse the system.

Investigators are still looking for another seven people who have been identified as targets.

The county executive said these sweeps are going to continue. Hear more of his reaction by watching the video of the story.

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