How does someone get $41,000 for one year of daycare costs?
It’s people like this that give the whole thing a bad reputation. This crime should have investigated this sooner.
According to the Harlem Valley News
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Cindy Rivera, age 37 of Beacon, for larceny and welfare fraud stemming from an investigation involving the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services.
According to the DCSO, in October of 2014, the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau began an investigation into the theft of daycare benefits, and further investigation revealed Mrs. Rivera as a suspect.
Mrs. Rivera was arrested on Sept. 30, 2015, and has been charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree and Welfare Fraud 3rd degree (both D Felonies).
Police say Mrs. Rivera is accused of allegedly stealing over $41,000 in daycare benefits over a year-long period of time (7/11 – 7/12) by continuing to collect the benefits while concealing the fact that her husband was home and able to watch their children.
After being processed Mrs. Rivera was arraigned before the City of Poughkeepsie Court, and was released to reappear before the same court on 10/14/15.
As with any criminal case, the charges described here are merely accusations and Mrs. Rivera is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
I blame it on the young lady that did it, but I also blame this on the system for not checking into this. This is sad because there are people out there who need these services and can not get them.
What do you think about this situation? Has times because this bad when you are stealing from your own small business?