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Lake George woman charged with welfare fraud

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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - The Warren County Sheriff's Office says a Lake George woman allegedly failed to accurately report her total household income when making applications to receive food stamp, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and medical assistance benefits.

The Warren County Department of Social Services reported that 40-year-old Kelly Mann, of 7 Thompson Avenue, filed applications and re-certifications to receive public assistance benefits, as required to establish eligibility, and failed to report an individual who was employed and living in her residence.

Eligibility to receive public assistance benefits is determined by a number of factors including total household income.

As a result the Sheriff's Office says Mann received more than $23,800 in food stamp benefits, HEAP and Medicaid benefits that she was otherwise ineligible to receive.

Mann is charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd-degree, Grand Larceny 3rd-degree, Health Care Fraud 4th-degree and two counts of Offering a False Instrument 1st-degree.

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