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Carthage woman faces 21 counts of felony welfare fraud

pWATERTOWN — Michelle L. Mercado, 36, of 809 Tamarack Drive, Apt. B, Carthage, was charged by city police on Wednesday with 21 felony counts of welfare fraud./ppShe was charged with four counts of grand larceny, four counts of third-degree welfare fraud, four counts of misuse of food stamps worth less than $3,000, six counts of offering a false instrument, and one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of stamps valued at less than $1,000. /ppShe was also charged with misdemeanor counts of petit larceny, fifth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps./ppShe was arraigned in City Court and released pending further court action./p …read more

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