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.

Anna Watson age 24 of Little Falls, 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.

Watson fraudulently received in excess of $ 11,000.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 34 months.

Watson was processed on the charges and arraigned in front of the Town of Herkimer Judge Michael Pettucci.

Watson is scheduled to appear in the Village of Herkimer Court at a later date.