Earlville Man Charged with Welfare Fraud
A Madison County man is facing four felony charges following his arrest on charges of welfare fraud.
Twenty-six-year-old Justin Marris is accused of receiving $ 2,112.00 in public assistance benefits that he wasn't eligible for.
Marris applied for public assistance and needed to maintain certain work requirements to maintain the benefits. The employment requirement relieved Marris of having to 'complete work activities with the Madison County Department of Social Services.' It's alleged that Marris forged documents to indicate he was working, when in fact he was not, the Madison County Sheriff's Office says.
Charges include Welfare Fraud, Grand Larceny, Offering a False Instrument for Filing and Forgery.
Marris is due in court later this month to answer the charge.