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Duo arrested on welfare fraud accusations

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. –  Two people have been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say Angelica Berry, 32, and Eric Berry, 29, face welfare fraud charges after an investigation into a report from the Warren County Department of Social Services. The report alleges that the pair failed to accurately report their total household income while receiving public assistance benefits during the same time period.

Angelica Berry has been charged with Welfare Fraud in the 3rd, Grand Larceny in the 3rd, Health Care Fraud in the 5th, and Offering a False Instrument in the 1st.

Eric Berry has been charged with Health Care Fraud in the 5th, and Offering a False Instrument in the 1st.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the couple failed to report that Angelica Berry was working as a home health aide when they filed recertification applications to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP) as well as Medical Assistance benefits. Due to failure to accurately report, authorities say the couple obtained more than $5,330 in SNAP benefits and $1,703 in Medical Assistance benefits.

The pair was arraigned and released. They will be back in court in March.

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