A Canandaigua woman faces five felony charges after an investigation into welfare fraud resulted in an arrest on Tuesday.
Investigators say Jennifer Heidemann, 30, of Canandaigua was arrested for fourth-degree welfare fraud and charged with four additional counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.
All of the charges are felonies, according to deputies, and resulted from an investigation, which revealed that Heidemann filed an application for benefits with the Ontario County Department of Social Services, and on the application failed to report having recently received an unrelated settlement via lump sum.
She also failed to report having a bank account with cash still available at the time she filed for benefits.
Deputies also say that Heiemann was found to have been receiving income during a seven month stretch. She also failed to report on four separate applications for benefits between November 2016 and January 2017.
As result she received $2,586.73 in benefits illegally. She was committed to the Ontario County Jail on a probation violation and was issued appearance tickets.