ILION, N.Y. -- An Ilion man is facing welfare fraud charges after allegedly stealing thousands in excess benefits.
Authorities say Thomas Mitchell, 48 of Ilion, was arrested for grand larceny, welfare fraud, and offering a false instrument for filing.
He allegedly received $2,500 worth of benefits that he wasn't entitled to receive over a period of more than 2 years.
The Herkimer County Sheriff Office Welfare Fraud Unit partnered with the Herkimer County Department of Social Services in the investigation.
Mitchell was charged and released on an appearance ticket.