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.

Tara Pett age 37 of Little Falls , NY was arrested for 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.

Pett fraudulently received in excess of $ 2700.00 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of time.

Pett was processed on the charges and released on an appearance ticket. Pett is scheduled to appear in the Village of Herkimer Court at a later date.