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.

Candace Tomei age 45 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.

Tomei fraudulently received in excess of $ 11,000 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 11 months.

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