Sullivan County Welfare Task Force arrests 20

MONTICELLO – Sullivan County Acting District Attorney Meagan Galligan announced the results of a coordinated fraud sweep executed by the Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force, which is comprised of members of the Sullivan County Division of Health and Family Services, Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office.

“Over the course of 13 days, the task force executed 20 arrests of individuals accused of defrauding Sullivan County taxpayers. Task force members also located and arrested an alleged deadbeat parent accused of failing to pay more than $80,000 in child support,” Galligan said.

Those arrested are:

  • October 10, 2020, Arrests:

o   Michael Bryant Jr., 36, of Parksville, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Melissa Gabriel, 39, of Bloomingburg, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Carolanne Margillo, 45, of Monticello, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felnies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Rosalyn Crandell, 38, of Monticello, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Angeline Schwartz, 29, of Burlingham, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits; and

o   Lisa Harrison, 59, of Liberty, charged with Misuse of Food Stamps, a misdemeanor, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

  • October 13, 2020, Arrests:

o   Angelica Waszakowski, 29, of Parksville, charged with the Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Melissa Reynolds, 28, of Liberty, charged with Offering a False Instrument for filing in the First Degree, a class E felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a misdemeanor, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Rosa Palmares, 27, of Loch Sheldrake, charged with Misuse of Food Stamps, a class E felony, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

  • October 14, 2020, Arrests:

o   Tron Snowden Sr., 41, of Monticello, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Audrey Steiger, 45, of Woodridge, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Keyona Gibson, 25, of Hurleyville, charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting public assistance and SNAP benefits;

  • October 16, 2020, Arrest:

o   Kyle Manny, 36, of Walden, arrested on an outstanding Sullivan County Family Court warrant for allegedly failing to pay child support in the amount of $80,187.59;

  • October 22, 2020, Arrests:

o   Leonard Jacobs Jr., 37, of Monticello, charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, four counts of Healthcare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies,for allegedly fraudulently collecting Medicaid benefits;

o   Melinda Conklin, 45, of Monticello, charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, four counts of Healthcare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, and one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly f fraudulently collecting Medicaid benefits;

o   Theresa Ziegler, 27, of Woodbourne, charged Misuse of Food Stamps, a misdemeanor, for allegedly fraudulently collecting food stamps;

o   Yvonne Payton, 49, of Monticello, charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits;

o   Derek Keysaw, 43, of Liberty, charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony, for allegedly fraudulently using Medicaid-funded medical transportation for non-medical purposes;

o   Isaac Moshe, 33, of Monticello, charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently using Medicaid-funded medical transportation for non-medical purposes;

  • October 23, 2020, Arrest:

o   Jason Jones, 29, of Liberty, charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class E felonies, for allegedly fraudulently collecting SNAP benefits.



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