Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Improper Payments:

Four charged with welfare fraud totalling nearly $22,000

Four women have been charged with bilking Genesee County Social Services out of nearly $22,000. Social Services Investigator Robert Riggi said all four women were arrested by Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello from Genesee County sheriff’s after an investigation into welfare fraud.

Charged were:

  • Tammy O’Shea, 50, of Stafford was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Riggi said she failed to report her husband, who she married in 2019, and his income and collected $5,265 in benefits.
  • Angela Mueller, 49, of of Corfu was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing. She allegedly failed to report income and collected $1,454 in SNAP benefits.
  • Chandah Sundown, 30, of Batavia is charged with 11 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filiing and one count of third-degree grand larceny. She alleged failed to report that her children’s father was living in her home and earning income. She collected $8,353 in benefits.
  • Megan Courtney, 26, of Batavia is charged with third-degree grand larceny and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing. She failed to report her child’s father’s income and collected $6,830 in benefits.

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