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Monticello man arrested for public assistance fraud

Brendan W. Bellamy

May 28, 2013

Monticello police in conjunction with the Sullivan county welfare fraud investigation unit arrested Brendan W. Bellamy (41) of Monticello on Thursday 5/9/13. Bellamy was charged with felonies for grand larceny in the 4th degree, offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree and welfare fraud in the 4th degree.

An investigation showed that Bellamy had fraudulently obtained a total of $2361.00 in public assistance benefits and Medicaid benefits from the Sullivan county department of family services. Bellamy also specifically received an emergency $600.00 H.E.A.P. benefit while having $16,261.00 deposited in his bank account on 1/25/13. Bellamy was arraigned in the Town of Liberty justice court and remanded to the Sullivan county jail on $5,000.00 bail pending further court action.