FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Following a joint investigation with the Washington County Department of Social Services and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a woman from Mechanicville was arrested Saturday on welfare fraud and grand larceny charges. Police say Kayla M. Ricciardone, 27, filed a false instrument with the Department of Social Services to obtain benefits that she was not eligible for, resulting in her receiving benefits greater than $3,000.


  • Third-degree welfare fraud (Felony)
  • Third-degree grand larceny (Felony)
  • First-degree offering a false instrument for filing (Felony)

Ricciardone was arraigned in the Town of Fort Edward Court and later released. She is scheduled to re-appear in court at a later date.