Police: Man received fraudulent food stamps

QUEENSBURY- Anthony J. Hockenberry, 43, of Queensbury was charged with welfare fraud in the 3rd degree, grand larceny in the 3rd degree and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree last week.

He allegedly failed to accurately report his total household income when applying for food stamp benefits, according to Warren County Department of Social Services. Hockenberry applied for food stamp benefits in Nov. of 2008 and then in March and Oct. of 2009 claiming to be unemployed. He was determined to be employed during those times and received approximately $4,014 in fraudulent food stamp benefits.

Hockenberry was arraigned in Queensbury Court and was sent back to Saratoga County Jail where he is incarcerated on an unrelated charge.

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