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20 Oneida County Residents Arrested For Welfare Fraud

Gino Geruntino, WIBX

Utica, NY (WIBX) – The Oneida County District Attorney’s Office has announced the arrests of 20 local residents for welfare fraud.

Charges include welfare fraud, misuse of food stamps, grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing and public assistance fraud.

Authorities say the fraud totaled nearly $37,000.

There are 12 people still at large with arrest warrants pending.

A number of local law enforcement agencies were involved in the “Operation Tax Burden” sweep.

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