LIBERTY – The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has arrested three county residents on various criminal charges related to welfare fraud. County officials announced the arrests on Monday.
Joshua England, 37, of Liberty, was arrested on January 25th and charged with felony grand larceny. County officials say that England stole $1,356 in SNAP benefits from the Sullivan County Department of Social Services by failing to disclose that he was in receipt of Unemployment Insurance Benefits for the time period of October 15, 2020, through August 31, 2021, at which time he was collecting SNAP benefits. England was processed and arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court, then remanded to the Sullivan County Jail pending a future court date in the Town of Liberty Court.
Anjanie Mulholland, 38, of Neversink was arrested on February 3rd and charged with felony grand larceny for allegedly collecting $5,648 in SNAP benefits from Sullivan County while failing to report that her husband was employed and earning income during the same period. The theft is said to have occurred between October 1, 2021, through February 28, 2022. Mulholland was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court and released on her recognizance pending a future court date in the Town of Liberty Court.
Nathaniel Palmatier, 41, of Bloomingburg, was arrested on February 15th and charged with misdemeanor petit larceny. Officials say that Palmatier illegally collected $500 in SNAP benefits because he was earning income during the same period that he was receiving the county SNAP benefits. Palmatier allegedly “double-dipped” by working and collecting the benefits between December 24, 2021, through March 31, 2022. Palmatier was processed and released on an appearance ticket pending a future court date in the Town of Liberty Court.