Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Livingston deputies charge man in welfare fraud case

MOUNT MORRIS: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Mount Morris man on charges related to a welfare fraud investigation. The Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with Livingston County Department of Social Services and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office investigated Edward Matos, age 47, of Mount Morris, for potential welfare fraud. The result of the investigation was Matos being arrested by Sheriff Deputies for Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree (a class E felony), Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree (a class A misdemeanor), Petit larceny (a class A misdemeanor), Misuse of Food Stamps (a class A misdemeanor), and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree (a class E felony).
Matos was arraigned in Mount Morris Court and sent to jail on $750 cash bail.