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Poughkeepsie Woman Charged with Welfare Fraud

Published: January 31, 2018

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Contact: Captain John Watterson, 845-486-3860 

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Candice M. Jackson, age 33 of Poughkeepsie (City), for welfare fraud stemming from a recent investigation.

Investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, in conjunction with the Investigations Division of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, has revealed that Ms. Jackson fraudulently received over $5,000 in benefits between October 2014 and August 2015 by concealing the fact that one of her children no longer lived with her.  

Ms. Jackson was arrested on 1/30/18 and charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd degree, which is a Class D Felony. After being processed she was arraigned at the City of Poughkeepsie Court and released to reappear on 2/13/18 at 9 am.  

As with any criminal case, the charge described above is merely an accusation and Ms. Jackson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.