36 arrested in welfare fraud sweep in Orange County

Dozens have been arrested in a massive welfare fraud sweep in Orange County. The 36 suspects, mostly from Middletown and Newburgh, are accused of lying

36 people are accused of welfare fraud.

36 people are accused of welfare fraud. (Credit: News 12 Hudson Valley)

MIDDLETOWN - Dozens have been arrested in a massive welfare fraud sweep in Orange County.

The 36 suspects, mostly from Middletown and Newburgh, are accused of lying to get free welfare services. The suspects allegedly received $337,000 in Medicaid, public assistance, food stamps and day care.

Police say more sweeps in the county are to come. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus also announced plans to create a welfare fraud task force.

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