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Broome County Security Completes Welfare Fraud Sweep

Seeks to recover $50,846.69 in overpayments

 
(Binghamton, NY) Through their ongoing efforts, the Broome County Security Case Integrity Unit has identified illegally received welfare payments amounting to $50,846.69 in the month of October. As part of this investigation, Broome County Security has arrested and charged thirty two individuals with various violations of NYS penal law welfare fraud statutes. In 2008, the Case Integrity Unit identified and recovered nearly 6 million dollars through the fraud detection program lead by the County Security Division.
 
While acknowledging many individuals are seeking needed assistance due to the current economic decline, Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala cautioned residents over program integrity “Let this serve as a strong reminder that those who abuse taxpayer dollars will be held accountable for their unlawful and dishonest actions. I want to commend our Case Integrity Unit for their stalwart efforts to identify such criminal activities."
 
The following individuals have been charged as part of the welfare fraud sweep: 
 
Emmanuel Baez (DOB: 8/26/83) Submitted falsified medical documents in an attempt to not participate in Welfare to Work requirements. Charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.
 
Droranette Parker (DOB: 2/22/63) Received $3,441.00 in Public Assistance and Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during October 2005 to June 2008 due to failing to report income from Social Security Administration. Charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd degree.
Portia Manning (DOB: 3/22/81) Received $1,615.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during October 2008 to February 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud 4th and Offering a False Instrument 1st.
 
Randy Zimmer (DOB: 10/11/67) Received $982.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during September 2008 to March 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud 5th and Offering a False Instrument 1st.
 
Alease Downey (DOB: 7/14/88) Received $1,743.00 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during November 2008 to January 2009 while not a Broome County resident. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Tanya Cochrane (DOB: 9/24/61) Received $1,750.00 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during December 2005 to October 2008 due to failing to report accurate household composition. Charged with Welfare Fraud 4th degree.
 
Karen Webster (DOB: 3/16/81) Received $2,608.12 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during August 2008 to February 2009 due to the submission of false daycare hours. Charged with Welfare Fraud - SSL 145.
 
Migdalia Rosario (DOB: 3/27/59) Received $780.61 in Medicaid benefits not entitled to during June 2008, May 2009 and June 2009 due to failing to report assets in a bank account. Charged with Welfare Fraud 5th degree.
 
Monica Puccerella (DOB: 6/2/73) Received $1,022.00 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during June 2008 to September 2008 due to the submission of false daycare hours. Charged with Welfare Fraud 5th Degree.
 
Bethany Bombara (DOB: 12/3/87) Received $593.00 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during November 2008 to December 2008 and February 2009 due to failing to report earned income from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
India Wayman (DOB: 4/8/82) Received $1,576.48 in Public Assistance and Medicaid benefits not entitled to during February 2009 to April 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Ebony Scott (DOB: 5/18/91) Received $2,176.50 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during June 2008 to October 2008 due to failing to report income received from unemployment insurance for a household member. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
April Orshal (DOB: 7/24/85) Received $4,798.26 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during July 2008 to November 2008 due to the submission of false daycare hours. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Michael Terkowski (DOB: 6/8/66) Received $1,308.00 in Food Stamps benefits not entitled to during November 2007 to August 2008 due to failing to report income from Social Security Administration. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Laquora Pittman (DOB: 4/7/86) Received $1,403.45 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during December 2008 to March 2009 due to failing to report income received through unemployment insurance. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Kalisha Taylor (DOB: 11/27/79) Received $4,661.50 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during December 2008 to April 2009 due to the submission of false daycare hours. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Karen Akulis (DOB: 7/27/75) Received $474.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during February 2009 to March 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
Richard Braunbeck (DOB: 5/1/47) Received $1,643.60 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during January 2009 to May 2009 due to failing to report income received through unemployment insurance. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Matt Boynton (DOB: 2/14/68) Received $1,230.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during November 2008 to January 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Derrick Lewis (DOB: 10/13/67) Received $852.00 in Food Stamp benefits not entitled to during November 2007 to February 2008 and July 2008 to September 2008 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Denise Lambert (DOB: 5/16/75) Received $1,011.00 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during September 2008 to November 2008 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Dennis Bellamy (DOB: 8/1/66) Received $930.04 in Public Assistance and Medicaid benefits not entitled to during July 2008 to August 2008 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Laura Harrington (DOB: 12/12/60) Submitted an application for Public Assistance benefits that contained false employment information. Charged with Offering a False Instrument 1st.
 
Brenda Phillips (DOB: 2/14/78) Received $615.67 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during March 2009 to May 2009 due to failing to report accurate household composition. Charge with Offering a False Instrument 2nd and Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Michael Magee (DOB: 12/21/80) Received $1,833.10 in Medicaid benefits not entitled to during February 2008; June 2008 and August 2008 by failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Betty Yerian (DOB: 6/7/72) Received $1,065.00 in Public Assistance not entitled to during June 2009 to August 2009 due to failing to report accurate household composition. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Robert Hayes (DOB: 6/29/66) Received $350.00 in Food Stamps benefits not entitled to during January 2009 to February 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Evelyn Delavega (DOB: 10/29/77) Received $478.00 in Public Assistance benefits not entitled to during September 2008 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Melissa Anthony (DOB: 8/19/84) Received $2,086.00 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during November 2008 to March 2009 due to failing to report accurate household composition. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Erin Raymond (Kelly) (DOB: 2/24/79) Received $1,608.04 in Public Assistance not entitled to during June 2008 to December 2008 due to failing to report accurate household composition and income earned from employment for household member. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
Johnnie Mae Perry (DOB: 4/10/63) Received $2225.32 in Food Stamps and Medicaid benefits not entitled to during December 2008 to April 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment. Charged with Welfare Fraud 4th degree.
 
Brandi Taylor (DOB: 4/22/78) Received $3,986.00 in Daycare benefits not entitled to during August 2008 to January 2009 and March 2009 due to failing to report income earned from employment for a household member. Charged with Welfare Fraud – SSL 145.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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