April 21, 2014 —
On April 18, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested a Fallsburg, NY woman for welfare fraud after it was learned that she lied on application forms submitted to Sullivan County Department of Health and Family Services. Jessica Brown, age 27 was arrested after a joint investigation conducted by State Police and the Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Unit. The investigation revealed that Brown submitted paperwork that allowed her to collect benefits that she was not entitled to.
Brown was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree, a felony, Welfare Fraud 5th Degree, and Petit Larceny, misdemeanors. She was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $1000.00 cash bail.