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.

Amanda L. Bruyn, age 32, of Dolgeville, 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.

Bruyn fraudulently received in excess of $ 7,000.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 10 months.

Bruyn was processed on the charges and arraigned in the City of Little Falls court in front of Judge Brinski. Bruyn was released on her own recognizance with orders to return to court at a later date.