A Dutchess County woman is accused of illegally receiving nearly $10,000 in welfare fraud.

On Friday, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Megan E. Walsh, 36, of Dover Plains for alleged welfare fraud stemming from a recent investigation.

An investigation by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office detective division, in conjunction with the Investigations Division of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, revealed Walsh illegally obtained over $9,800 in daycare and SNAP benefits between January 2017 and November 2017 by allegedly concealing the fact that someone else was living in the home and receiving income, police say.

On Friday, Walsh was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, a felony. After being processed she was arraigned at the City of Poughkeepsie Court and released to reappear in November.

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