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.
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.