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.

Theresa M. Palmeri, age 57, of Frankfort, 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.

Palmeri fraudulently received in excess of $ 9,500.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 26 months.

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