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.

Lewis Rimmer 51, of Ilion, NY, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony.

Rimmer fraudulently received in excess of $ 1,500.00 worth of benefits in which he was not entitled to receive over a period of 8 months.

Rimmer was processed on the charges and released on an appearance ticket.

Rimmer is scheduled to appear in the Village of Herkimer Court at a later date.