Four welfare fraud arrests in Ulster County

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KINGSTON – Ulster County is maintaining its zero tolerance anti-fraud, waste and abuse program with four more arrests for welfare fraud.
Rupert Herdsman and Tana Carter Herdsman of New Windsor were arrested by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and charged with welfare fraud, grand larceny and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing.  An investigation discovered the Herdsmans failed to report income to the Department of Social Services over a period of September 2014 through December 2015. That resulted in the couple receiving $2,816 in SNAP benefits and $17,113.80 in Temporary Assistance for which they were not entitled.
Kammeisha Stith of Kingston was arrested and charged with welfare fraud and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing.  Stith allegedly failed to report income over a period of April 2015 through April 2016 resulting in her receiving $1,089 in SNAP benefits, $1,087.59 in Medicaid benefits and $1,721.50 in Temporary Assistance for which she was not entitled.
Lizette Andino of Staatsburg was arrested and charged with welfare fraud and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing.  She allegedly failed to report that a minor child had left her household as she continued to collect public benefits from February 2016 through October2016 resulting her receiving $1,467 in SNAP benefits and $1,297 in Temporary Assistance for which she was not entitled.