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Newark woman arrested for welfare fraud

Police say a Newark woman was arrested following an investigation into a fraud complaint.

According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cristina L. Smith, 39, of Newark for grand larceny and welfare fraud.


It is alleged that Smith did not report income that her and her husband received, as well as SNAP benefits that she was receiving in the State of Florida.

Smith was transported to the Wayne County Jail to await arraignment.



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