After an investigation, a Castleton woman that was accused of stealing thousands of dollars in welfare benefits had been arrested.

Gavel and Cuffs

More than $10,000 dollars in welfare benefits is what The Rensselaer County Department Of Social Services accused Kaityln Gould of stealing on July 27. The investigation was conducted by The Rensselaer County Department Of Social Services, according to Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar.

Gould ended up with numerous charges including felony Welfare Fraud in the third degree, and Grand Larceny in the third degree, also a felony. She was also charged with Offering A False Instrument For Filing.

In an article from The Troy Record, Undersheriff Patrick Russo stated that “Fraudulently abusing assistance programs is a crime”. Another thing that he discussed was that the act of stealing from welfare programs also means that you’re stealing from the tax paying residents as well as people that actually need assistance from these programs.

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