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Woman From McGraw Arrested Following Welfare Fraud Investigation

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Felony Welfare Fraud charges face a woman from McGraw, following an investigation by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office and the DSS.

Nancy Watson, who is 47, failed to report how much money she made to Cortland County DSS, between April and September of this year. She was also charged with felony Grand Larceny and Offering a False Instrument for filing.

Investigators say she also filed fraudulent documents with DSS regarding her assets and resources.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Newcomb Watson received more than $2,100 in benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

Watson was arrested Thursday and ticketed to return to Cortland City Court on December 13.

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