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 to get free welfare services. The suspects allegedly

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2014, 4:15 AM

Updated 3,675 days ago

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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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