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Poughkeepsie Man Charged with Welfare Fraud

Published: March 22, 2018

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Captain John Watterson

Angel M. Rivera of PoughkeepsieThe Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Angel M. Rivera, age 36 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 Mr. Rivera illegally obtained over $4,100 in SNAP benefits between June 2015 and May 2016 by concealing the fact that he had unreported income.  

Mr. Rivera was arrested on 3/20/18 and charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd degree, which is a Class D Felony. After being processed he was arraigned at the City of Poughkeepsie Court and released to reappear on 4/3/18 at 9 am.  

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