The Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office Welfare Fraud Unit, assisted by the Herkimer County Department of Social Services, recently arrested the following individual for various Welfare Fraud charges.

Renee Balio, age 45, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D Felony.

Balio fraudulently received in excess of $ 3,000.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 5 months.

Balio was processed on the charges and arraigned in the City of Little Falls Court. Judge Bannister presided over the arraignment. Balio was released on her own recognizance. Balio is scheduled to re-appear in the City of Little Falls Court at a later date.