May 28, 2013 —
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 $2361.00 in public assistance benefits and Medicaid benefits from the Sullivan county department of family services. Bellamy also specifically received an emergency $600.00 H.E.A.P. benefit while having $16,261.00 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 $5,000.00 bail pending further court action.