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Woman accused of welfare fraud

FORT EDWARD - Kimberly Catone, 44, was arrested last week and charged with three felonies for allegedly receiving $1,788 in public assistance to which she wasn't entitled, police said.

She was charged with welfare fraud and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing after an investigation by the Washington County Department of Social Services and Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Catone is accused of filing a food stamps application and recertification that did not disclose all of her income, which included employers and state disability payments, police said. Catone was released pending prosecution in Fort Edward Town Court.

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