MOOERS — Two Mooers residents have been charged with welfare fraud.
Charles N. LaFountain, 31, and Rosemarie A. LaFountain, 29, were both charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and third-degree welfare fraud, both felonies.
It is alleged they obtained $7,792.79 in Medicaid and Temporary Assistance benefits by failing to report income, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the Essex County Department of Social Services.
The charges resulted from an investigation by the department’s Social Services Fraud Investigation Unit.
The LaFountains will be arraigned May 16 in Elizabethtown Town Court before Town Justice William Garrison.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg