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

Amanda Nichols age 34 of Little Falls, NY and Kenneth McBride age 34 of Little Falls, NY were arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree a Class D Felony, Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree a Class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree a class E Felony, Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree a Class E Felony and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree a class E Felony.

Nichols and McBride fraudulently received in excess of $ 5,600.00 worth of benefits in which they were not entitled to receive over a period of 19 months.

Nichols and McBride were processed on the charges and arraigned in the City of Little Falls Court in front of Judge Rose. Nichols and McBride were released from court and ordered to return at a later date.