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Penn Yan woman charged with welfare fraud after falsely reporting income

A Penn Yan woman was taken into custody after a welfare fraud investigation in Yates County, according to deputies.

Josephy Zapata, 43, of Penn Yan is accused of failing to accurately disclose a material fact regarding her income to DSS.

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The sheriff’s office says it led to an overpayment of public assistance benefits in excess of $2,000.

She was charged with welfare fraud, grand larceny, and offering a false instrument for filing.

The charges will be answered at a later date.



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