Ossian Woman Charged with Over $4,000 in Welfare Fraud

Emily young mugshot. (Photo/ LCSO)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — An Ossian woman was arrested on multiple charges in connection with welfare fraud.

According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ossian resident, Emily Young, 30, allegedly received $4,761 in public assistance benefits illegally. As a result of the investigation Young was charged with welfare fraud 3rd, grand larceny 3rd, misuse of food stamps, and falsifying business records 1st.

The investigation was conducted by Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Monster in conjunction with the Department of Social Services and the District Attorney’s Office.

Young was later arraigned in the Town of Mt. Morris before Judge Ossant where he released her on her own recognizance.