Two women charged with welfare fraud after investigation

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff’s Welfare Fraud Unit in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, reported the arrest on Thursday (10/5) of Catherine J. Quigley, age 40, of North Main Street in the Village of Newark.

An investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services after it was discovered that Quigley possibly failed to report income she was receiving. After the investigation it was determined that Quigley applied for food stamps in May of 2017. Shortly after her application for benefits, Quigley began working and failed to ever notify DSS of this change in income. The Department of Social Services confirmed that Quigley was in-fact employed and collecting a paycheck.

As a result Quigley received $1836 worth of benefits she was not entitled to. She was arrested for Welfare Fraud in the 4th Degree and Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree. Quigley was issued appearance tickets and released to appear in the Town of Lyons Court on a later date.

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