AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Avon resident for allegedly defrauding the welfare system of over $1,000.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Karen M. Davis, 50, was arrested for felony Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.
Investigator Dan Rittenhouse arrested Davis on Jan. 3.
The investigation alleges that Davis applied for and received benefits through the Livingston County Department of Social Services, but failed to report household income that resulted in her collecting $1,298 in benefits to which she was not entitled.
The investigation was conducted in coordination with the Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Social Services, and the District Attorney’s Office.
Davis was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
Mount Morris Court Town Justice Robert Ossont arraigned Davis. The District Attorney’s Office recommended bail be set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond. Ossont ordered that Davis be held at the Livingston County Jail on $250 cash bail or $500 bond.
She is scheduled to return to court for further proceedings.