Eleven charged with welfare fraud in Ulster County

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KINGSTON – Eleven people were arrested recently on welfare fraud charges, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Toni DeJesus, 50, of Kingston, was charged with welfare fraud, grand larceny and nine counts o0f offering a false instrument for filing. She received $28,099 in SNAP benefits to which she was not entitled.

Jennifer Cole, 35, and Patrick Bousson, Jr., 38, both of Lake Katrine, were each charged with welfare fraud and criminal use of a public benefit card. They allegedly sold their SNAP benefits for cash in order to purchase drugs.

Rebecca Martinez, 54, of New Paltz, was charged with welfare fraud and 13 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. She allegedly filed a number of falsified documents and applications/recertifications in which she did not disclose her complete income. As a result, she received $10,944 in SNAP benefits to which she was not entitled.

Natalie Skipp, 39, of Saugerties, was charged with welfare fraud, two counts of offering a false instrument for filing and making a punishable false written statement. She received $1,840 to house herself and children when the children had been in the care and custody of relatives in another state.

Jasmine Callwood, 30, of Kingston was charged with offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud. She had filed an application for temporary assistance and did not disclose that the gainfully employed father of her children was living with them.

Samantha Irizarry, 28, of Ellenville was charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing, welfare fraud and making a false written statement. She had falsified official documents to extend her stay at a local motel and then provided a false written deposition denying her involvement in the incident.

Magdalene Corbin, 30, of Hurley, was charged with offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud. She filed for temporary assistance not disclosing her husband was living with her but had listed him as an absent parent.

Alan Hogan, 60, of Highland was charged with welfare fraud and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing. He had filed applications and did not disclose he was employed at a local auto repair shop. He received $1,054 in SNAP benefits, $2,448 in Medicaid and $2,841 in home energy assistance benefits to which he was not entitled.

Dina Taylor, 41, of Gardiner, was charged with welfare fraud and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing. She had filed several applications for Medicaid and SNAP benefits while not disclosing her income. As a result she received $3,817 in SNAP benefits and $13,501 in Medicaid benefits to which she was not entitled.

Yvette Vega, 36, of Middletown, was charged with welfare fraud, four counts of offering a false instrument for filing and grand larceny.  She had filed several applications for SNAP benefits not disclosing she owned and operated a business and received income from that business in Orange County. As a result, she received $11,645 in SNAP benefits to which she was not entitled.