Three Ulster residents charged with welfare fraud

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Reanna Morell of Marlborough, Tracy DuMont of Marlborough and Amal Maseer of New Paltz were arrested on April 25 by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and were each charged with misdemeanors of welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing.  All three were released to reappear in Ulster Town Court.
Separate investigations by the county Social Services Special Investigation
Unit, in conjunction with District Attorney Holley Carnright’s office,
concluded that Morell, DuMont and Maseer had each provided false income
information over a period of time between 2015 and 2016 to the Department
of Social Services.
Authorities alleged that resulted in Maseer receiving $4,292, DuMont receiving $6,228, and Morell receiving $2,952 in SNAP (food stamp) and Temporary Assistance benefits to which they were not entitled.
 “Welfare fraud will not be tolerated in Ulster County, and our zero tolerance program is helping to make sure that those who truly need these essential benefits will continue to have access to them in their time of need,” said County Executive Michael Hein.