Sullivan County Fraud Task Force Announces Multiple Arrests

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The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests:

  •    May 29, 2019 – Ricky A. Williams, 48, of Callicoon was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating the conditions of his parole and the Misdemeanor of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree. Williams’ arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force. Williams was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail pending a Parole hearing.

  •    June 17, 2019 – Elba Z. Lucero, 27, of Liberty was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree and the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. It is alleged that Lucero stole $1,520 in SNAP benefits by failing to disclose income from employment. Lucero was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 18, 2019 – Maria M. Serrano, 39, of Monticello was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree and the Class A Misdemeanor of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree. It is alleged that Serrano stole $471 in SNAP benefits by failing to report a change in household composition that resulted in Serrano receiving benefits that she was not entitled to. Serrano was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 18, 2019 – Dominick Cartieri, 55, of Harris was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree and the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. It is alleged that Cartieri stole $2,112 in SNAP benefits by failing to disclose that he was receiving SNAP benefits from New York City while he was also receiving SNAP benefits from Sullivan County. Cartieri was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 18, 2019 – Daniel A. Vanzile, 42, of Liberty was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree and the Class A Misdemeanor of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree. It is alleged that Vanzile stole $288 in SNAP benefits by failing to disclose income from employment that resulted in Vanzile receiving benefits that he wasn’t entitled to. Vanzile was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 19, 2019 – Alex J. Tauber, 35, of Monticello was arrested and charged with the Class A Misdemeanor of Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Tauber stole $768 in SNAP benefits by failing to disclose income from employment that resulted in Tauber receiving benefits that he wasn’t entitled to. Tauber was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 19, 2019 – Emily E. Torres, 25, of Wurtsboro was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree and the Class E Felony of Welfare Fraud in the 4th Degree. It is alleged that Torres stole $2,190 in SNAP benefits by failing to report that the father of her child was employed and living in the household. Torres was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 20, 2919 – Madison Bell, 21, of White Sulphur Springs was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree and the Class A Misdemeanor of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree. It is alleged that Bell stole $654 in SNAP benefits by failing to disclose that she was receiving income from a structured settlement. Bell was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  • June 20, 2019 – Jonas Abraham, 38, of Monticello was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree and the Class A Misdemeanor of Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Abraham stole $384 in SNAP benefits by using his deceased father’s EBT card. Abraham was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •   June 20, 2019 – Christian J. Paroline, 24, of Coal Township, Pennsylvania was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree. Task Force members became suspicious when Paroline reported to Sullivan County’s Department of Family Services that he was currently on New York State Parole and had been homeless for two weeks. A records check of Paroline revealed that he was wanted by the New York State Police out of Tarrytown, NY for Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree. Paroline was turned over to the State Police for further processing.
  •    June 24, 2019 – Jennifer L. Bellows, 32, of Livingston Manor was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree and the Class A Misdemeanor of Theft of Services. It is alleged that Bellows stole $508.42 in publicly funded Medicaid medical transportation by using Medicaid transportation for non-medical purposes. Bellows was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Liberty Court at a later date.

  •    June 25, 2019 – Jessica C. Travis, 25, of Liberty was arrested and charged with the Class D Felony of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. It is alleged that Travis stole $4,686.05 in publicly funded daycare expenses by falsely claiming that she was working when she was not. Travis was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail on $3,000 bail.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. And why is this news on YWN????? Because we just love to read all about it in the Times etc when it happens to ours? On a side note; it’s amazing that they’re going after people for a few hundred $!!

  2. Why are you posting this? These people did minor crimes like under reporting a few hundred dollars to Snap/ food stamps. Do we need to increase sinas Yisroel by shaming these people. I expect more seichel from guys.