KINGSTON – Ulster County officials arrested three people on welfare fraud charges in March.
Madeline DiSalvatore of New Paltz was charged with felony welfare fraud for receiving $1,126 in packaged wood pellets from the Home Energy Assistance Program to heat her home. She later sold them on the Internet for cash. She was released to appear in court at a later day.
Charity Post of Wallkill was arrested and charged with welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing. It was discovered that she received SNAP benefits (food stamps) from both the states of Georgia and New York at the same time after she filed after she filed an online recertification application in both states. As a result, she received $2,641 in duplicate benefits to which she was not entitled. She was released to reappear in local court.
Angela Solcberg of Saugerties was charged with welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing. An investigation revealed she failed to report changes in her address, household composition and income for an entire year resulting in her receiving $1,395 in SNAP benefits to which she was not entitled. She was released to reappear in local court.