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.

Krista Bahr age 30 of Ilion , NY was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree a class D Felony, Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree a class D Felony and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree a class E Felony.

Bahr fraudulently received in excess of $ 11,000.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 29 months.

Bahr was processed on the charges and arraigned in the City of Little Falls Court in front of Judge Bannister. Bahr was released from court on her own recognizance with instructions to return at a later date.