The Herkimer County Sheriff Office Welfare Fraud Unit assisted by the Herkimer County Department of Social Services recently arrested the following individual for various Welfare Fraud charges.

Craig Cooney, 45 of Herkimer, 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.

Cooney fraudulently received in excess of $ $1,900.00 worth of benefits in which he was not entitled to receive over a period of 3 months.

Cooney was processed on the charges and released arraigned in the City of Little Falls Court in front of Judge Bannister. Cooney was remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility without bail. He is scheduled to return to City of Little Falls Court at a later date.