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Woman charged in alleged benefits bilk

CBS 6 Staff
CHESTER-- A Chester woman is accused of ripping off the system.
66-year-old Linda Hart is charged with Welfare Fraud and Offering a False Instrument for Filing.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says Hart failed to report to the Department of Social Services that she owned and operated Family Deli in Pottersville while receiving $4,600 in SNAP benefits and $2,500 in HEAP benefits that she was not entitled to.

Hart was issued an appearance ticket is expected in Queensbury Town Court on November 18.