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.

Asha Bonavita, age 29, of Dolgeville, NY, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D Felony

Bonavita fraudulently received in excess of $ 3,800.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 6 months.

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