Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 28th, 2020, Investigators arrested McKenzie L. Schenk, age 26, of Seneca Falls NY. Schenk was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree, a class E felony, Welfare Fraud in the fifth degree and Misuse of Food Stamps, both Class A Misdemeanors. It is alleged that Schenk filed paperwork with Seneca County DHS claiming a family member was living with her in order to obtain a higher amount of funds. It was determined the family member was not residing with Schenk, but collected those benefits anyways. Schenk was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on October 21st, 2020 at 5:00PM.