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PORTAGE– A Portage woman was arrested in Mount Morris and charged with three felonies for allegedly defrauding the Welfare and food stamp system on Thursday, April 16.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Tammie Allen, age 47 of Portage, was arrested on charges of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, and Misuse of Food Stamps all class D felonies.
It is alleged that Tammie Allen did sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a food stamp program, and did not report the income of her husband’s on the paperwork. It is reported that she received an extra $5,310 for which she was not eligible.
She was arraigned in Geneseo Town Court before Judge Houston and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $1,000 cash bail and $2,000 bond.
Investigation and arrest were handled by Investigator Dan Rittenhouse of the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of Livingston County Department of Social Services.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding welfare fraud to please contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 243-7100.
PHOTO CAPTION: Tammie Allen mugshot. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)