Man accused of lying about income to collect thousands in Medicaid and Food Stamp benefits
SALEM, N.Y. – The Washington County Sheriff's Office
arrested a man for collecting Medicaid and Food Stamp benefits with false
According to authorities, Robert Smilansky, 56, was arrested
on Tuesday for Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree and Filing a False
Instrument in the 1st Degree.
Both charges are felonies.
The Sheriff's Office says they along with the Department of
Social Services, investigated Smilansky. During the investigation they found
the man falsely reported his income which resulted in him collecting $5,644.87
in Medicaid and Food Stamp benefits he was not entitled to.
Smilansky was arrested and processed at the Fort Edward
Sheriff's Office. He was issued an appearance ticket to be back in court on