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.

Brian Boyer age 58 of Stratford , 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.

Boyer fraudulently received in excess of $ 1,800.00 worth of benefits in which he was not entitled to receive over a period of 28 months.

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