Police: Colonie woman accused of obtaining nearly $30,000 in welfare fraud

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Colonie Police say a woman was arrested for illegally obtaining social services benefits.

Colonie Police and the Albany County Department of Social Services Welfare Fraud Unit say they arrested 44-year-old Connie Rogers of Colonie following an investigation into the discovery of $27,131 in fraud.

Police say Rogers did file for public assistance benefits and failed to report her boyfriend’s income and the fact that he lived at her residence in October and November.  Officials say she fraudulently received $7,979 from the Albany County Department of Social Services and $19,152 from Section 8 Housing.

Police say she’s being charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd, Grand Larceny 3rd (2 counts), and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st (2 counts) – all felonies

She was arraigned in Colonie Town Court and released on her own recognizance. Her case was referred to the Albany County District Attorney for further court proceedings.

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