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Herkimer woman accused of welfare fraud

A Herkimer woman is facing felony charges for alleged welfare fraud, according to the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted: May 21, 2018 5:08 PM

A Herkimer woman is facing felony charges for alleged welfare fraud, according to the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Johanna Torres, 25, is charged with felony fourth-degree welfare fraud, felony fourth-degree grand larceny and felony first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

Deputies say Torres allegedly received more than $2,000 worth of benefits that she wasn’t eligible to receive.

Torres was processed on the charges and released on an appearance ticket for the Village of Herkimer Court at a later date.

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