Glens Falls woman accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in benefits on same day her apartment burns down

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Authorities say a woman who lives in the house that caught on fire Friday morning was arrested for allegedly getting unemployment benefits she was not entitled to.

Police say 49-year-old Amy Marie Anderson of 14 Culvert Street, Apt. 4B in Glens Falls was charged with two counts of offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First degree and Grand Larceny in the Third degree relating to a fraud report from the Glens Falls Housing Authority.

On Friday morning 12 people became displaced after their apartment caught on fire on the top floor. This is where Amy’s address is listed.

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The complaints say Andrerson failed to accurately report her total household income to employees of the Glens Falls Housing Authority on two different occasions when she filed recertification applications to continue to receive benefits.

Officials say Anderson recently got a job and reported new employment.

During the employment verification process it was determined that she had been working a new part-time job and recently just became a salary employee.

As a result of the defendant failing to accurately report her total household income, she received $4,920 in HUD benefits that she was not entitled to.

Anderson was issued arraigned in Glens Falls City Court and was released on her own recognizance.

PHOTO: Jordan Neumann
PHOTO: Jordan Neumann

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