Photo: Jonathan Pierson (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. – A 34-year-old Hudson Falls man has
been arrested and charged after allegedly collecting food stamp benefits he was
not entitled to.
According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington
County Sheriff's Office arrested Jonathan Pierson and charged him with felony Grand
Based on the results of an investigation by the Washington
County Department of Social Services and the Washington County Sheriff's
Office, Pierson is accused of not reporting household income, while collecting
welfare benefits. As a result, Pierson received $1,039 in Food Stamp benefits he
was not entitled to.
Pierson was arrested, processed at the Fort Edward
Sheriff's Office, and released for a future court date in the Town of Fort Edward