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.

Jennifer L. Rickard 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.

Rickard fraudulently received in excess of $ 1,500 worth of benefits in which she was not entitled to receive over a period of 9 months.

Rickard was processed on the charges and released on an appearance ticket.

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