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Monticello man arrested for welfare fraud

Brendan Bellamy

May 14, 2013

Village of Monticello Police in conjunction with the Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Investigation Unit arrested Brendan W. Bellamy (41) of Monticello on Thursday 5/9/13. Bellamy was charged with felonies for grand larceny in the 4th degree, offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree and welfare fraud in the 4th degree.

An investigation showed that Bellamy had fraudulently obtained a total of $2361 in public assistance benefits and Medicaid benefits from the Sullivan County Department of Family Services.

Bellamy also specifically received an emergency $600 H.E.A.P. benefit while having $16,261 deposited in his bank account on 1/25/13. Bellamy was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Justice Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail on $5,000 bail pending further court action.