Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrest two for welfare fraud

Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrest two for welfare fraud

On Sept. 4, 2018, Matthew W. Gaiser, age 36 of 3269 Lovejoy Road, Madison, was charged with third-degree welfare fraud (class D felony), fourth-degree welfare fraud (class E felony), third-degree grand larceny (class D felony), fourth-degree grand larceny (class E felony) and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing (class E felony).

It is alleged that on two occasions, Gaiser committed a fraudulent welfare act when he filed public assistance applications with the Madison County Department of Social Services that contained false information. On Aug. 10, 2016, and Jan. 31, 2018, Gaiser filed documents with social services claiming he was unemployed when in fact he had been employed on both occasions. Between Sept. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017, Gaiser received $3,374 in public assistance; between Feb. 1, 2018, and July 31, 2018, he received $1,332 in public assistance.

Gaiser would not have been eligible to receive the $4,706 in public assistance if he had reported that he had been employed.

Gaiser was arraigned in Lenox Town Court and released on his own recognizance; he is scheduled to return to court at a later time to answer the charges.

On Sept. 9, 2018, Chloe V. Revoir, 40, of 148 Cayuga Avenue, Canastota, was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud (class E felony), fourth-degree grand larceny (class E felony), and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing (class E felony).

It is alleged that Revoir committed a fraudulent welfare act when she filed a public assistance application with the Madison County Department of Social Services that contained false information. On March 5, 2018, Revoir filed a document with social services that failed to report income she received from employment. Between April 1 and Aug. 31, 2018, Revoir received $1,314 in public assistance that she would not have received if she correctly reported her income.

Revoir was issued appearance tickets to appear in Lenox Town Court Sept. 25, 2018, to answer the charges.

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