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.

Darlene LeFevre, age 38, 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.

LeFevre fraudulently received in excess of $ 3,500.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 6 months.

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