Chestertown woman charged with welfare fraud

Margaret Livant, 28

CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Warren County Police have arrested a Chestertown woman and charged her with welfare fraud.

According to police, 28-year-old Margaret Livant allegedly failed to accurately report her total household income to employees of the Warren County Department of Social Services.

As a result, she obtained more than $14,000 in benefits that she was not entitled to.

Livant was released on an appearance ticket and is due back in Queensbury court on June 8.

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