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Lyons woman steals over $8,000 in SNAP benefits

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Police say a Lyons woman was arrested after a fraud investigation.

According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michelle Scott, 30, of Lyons for welfare fraud, grand larceny, and offering a false instrument for filing.

The charges stem from an investigation into a fraud complaint and it is alleged that Scott failed to report income she was receiving from another individual residing with her. As a result, Scott, who was a recipient of SNAP, fraudulently received over $8,000 in benefits.

Scott was remanded to the Wayne County Jail and is pending arraignment.