County Executive Mike Hein Announces Welfare Fraud Arrest

Posted December 8, 2017

Kingston, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that an arrest was made under the County’s “Zero Tolerance” Program.      

“With the community’s help we continue to fight Welfare fraud and abuse, making sure that Welfare benefits are available for those who truly need them. I urge residents to contact the Department of Social Services Special Investigative Unit through their hotline number at 1-855-SIU-Tips, to report any suspicions of fraud or abuse,” said County Executive Mike Hein.  “I appreciate the coordinated efforts of the Special Investigations Unit and the Offices of Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright and Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum in enforcing Ulster County’s `Zero Tolerance´ program.”

Nadine Gorman of Kingston, New York was arrested on December 6, 2017 by the Ulster County Sheriff's Department and charged with the felonies of Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree. An investigation conducted by the Ulster County Department of Social Services Special Investigations Unit (SIU), in conjunction with the Office of the Ulster County District Attorney discovered that Ms. Gorman failed to report income from November 2016 through June 2017.  This resulted in Ms. Gorman receiving $657.00 in SNAP benefits to which she was not entitled.  Ms. Gorman was processed and released to reappear in Ulster Town Court at a future date. 

All reports of suspected fraud will be investigated.  To contact Ulster County’s dedicated Welfare anti-fraud and abuse hotline, please call 1-855-SIU-TIPS or 1-855-748-8477.