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Two Herkimer County women charged with welfare fraud

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Two Herkimer County women face welfare fraud charges after police say one sold the other a welfare benefit card.

Brittany R. Marrone, 23, of Herkimer is charged with misdemeanor welfare fraud in the fifth degree and misuse of food stamps. Sylvia C. Jaikin, 21, of Little Falls, NY, was charged with misdemeanor welfare fraud in the fifth degree, criminal use of a benefit card in the second degree, misuse of food stamps and petit larceny.

According to officials, Marrone allegedly stole her boyfriend's welfare benefit card and sold it to Jaikin for $100. Jaikin then allegedly used the card at the Herkimer Walmart, purchasing merchandise totaling $73.28.

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