Two arrested for alleged welfare fraud

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GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Washington County Sheriff's Office
says they have arrested a pair for alleged welfare fraud.

According to authorities, on Thursday morning, the Sheriff's
Office arrested Terry Mattison, 36, Stephanie Mattison, 33 on the charge of
Grand Larceny 4th, a felony.

The Sheriff's Office said that the Mattison's were arrested
following an investigation by the Washington County Department of Social
Services and the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The pair is accused of
failing to report income while receiving public assistance benefits.

The Mattison's are accused of receiving $7,010 in benefits
they were not entitled to, according to authorities. They were processed and issued
appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Fort Edward Court in March.

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