Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office report that Investigators arrested Tanya M. Wetherwax, 40, and Vincent D. Donoski, 46, both of 22 VanRenssalaer Street, Seneca Falls, New York,  on 1/13/2021. Wetherwax was charged with Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree and Misuse of Food Stamps. Donoski was charged with Conspiracy in the 5th degree.
The charges stem from a Dept. of Social Services investigation into Welfare Fraud where Wetherwax did not report Donoski’s income on the SNAP application. Donoski is accused of conspiring with Wetherwax to obtain the benefit in excess of $1300.
Both were issued appearance tickets for the Village of Waterloo Court on 3/3/2021 at 5pm to answer the charges.