Four charged in Herkimer County welfare fraud cases
HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Four people are facing charges in unrelated welfare fraud investigations in Herkimer County. According to the Herkimer County Sheriff's Office, the following people were recently charged: Dennis W. Ford II, 47, of Ilion has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree offering false instrument for filing, and fifth-degree welfare fraud. Authorities say Ford failed to list all household members and fraudulently received $5,931 worth of benefits over a period of time from the Department of Social Services. Ford was processed and arraigned and in the Town of Little Falls Court and committed to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,500 cash bail. Sandra L. Hysack, 43, formally of Mohawk and now a resident of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was charged with fifth-degree welfare fraud and petit larceny. Authorities say Hysack failed to list unemployment benefits she was receiving while collecting public assistance from the Department of Social Services over a period of time. Hysack was processed and released with appearance ticket returnable Herkimer village court at a later date. Christine M. Miseikis, 45, of Little Falls was charged with third-degree criminal use of a public benefit card, and petit larceny. Authorities say Miseikis unlawfully used another person's cash assistance card totaling $64.41. She was processed and released with appearance ticket returnable Herkimer Village Court at a later date. Amanda L. Greene, 28, of Middleville was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Authorities said Greene failed to list all household members for a period of over a year and fraudulently received $6,100 worth of welfare benefits. Greene was processed and arraigned in the Village of Herkimer Court and committed to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in Lieu of $1,000 cash bail.