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Area Man Accused Of Stealing $4K In Welfare Benefits

Angel M. Rivera, 36
Angel M. Rivera, 36 Photo Credit: Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

A Poughkeepsie man was arrested for stealing more than $4,000 in welfare benefits, said the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

Angel M. Rivera, 36, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, said Capt. John Watterson.

According to officials, Rivera illegally obtained more than $4,100 in SNAP benefits between June 2015 and May 2016 by concealing the fact that he had unreported income.

Rivera was charged with welfare fraud and released. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 3.

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