Woman is alleged to have fraudulently received $6,137.60 worth of benefits from the Wayne County Department of Social Services.

A Wayne County woman was arrested following an investigation into welfare fraud. Patricia A. Cox, 40, of the town of Arcadia, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud.

According to Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Cox was a recipient of numerous benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance (TA); and Medicaid through the Wayne County Department of Social Services. According to the sheriff’s report, between July 31, 2017 and April 1, 2018, Cox moved to Eugene, Oregon and failed to notify the Wayne County Department of Social Services of this change in living arrangements.

As a result, Cox is alleged to have fraudulently received $6,137.60 worth of benefits from the Wayne County Department of Social Services.

Cox was arraigned at the Lyons Town Court and sent to the Wayne County Jail on $100 bail or $200 bond. Cox is to return to town court at a later date to answer to the charges.

The investigation involved Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Welfare Fraud Investigation Unit and county Department of Social Services