Jamestown Residents Charged With Welfare Fraud

Two Jamestown residents face several felony charges related to welfare fraud.

On Thursday, investigators charged Latrice M. Nixon, (formerly Oneal), and Joshua A. Nixon, both of Jamestown after a lengthy joint investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Health and Human Services Program Integrity Unit that began in July 2014.

It is alleged the two received $4,456.66 in cash assistance and food stamps from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014, to which they were not entitled. According to investigators, they were living together with their child in common and both filed multiple false applications with the Department of Health and Human Services claiming to be living apart and concealing household income.

They are charged as co-defendants with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and misuse of food stamps. Latrice Nixon is additionally charged with three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing while Joshua Nixon is charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

They were given appearance tickets to be in Jamestown City Court on May 26 for arraignment.

Instances of suspected welfare fraud may be reported by calling the hotline 1-800-388-5365.

Jamestown Residents Charged With Welfare Fraud

Two Jamestown residents face several felony charges related to welfare fraud.

On Thursday, investigators charged Latrice M. Nixon, (formerly Oneal), and Joshua A. Nixon, both of Jamestown after a lengthy joint investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Health and Human Services Program Integrity Unit that began in July 2014. It is alleged the two received $4,456.66 in cash assistance and food stamps from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014, to which they were not entitled. According to investigators, they were living together with their child in common and both filed multiple false applications with the Department of Health and Human Services claiming to be living apart and concealing household income.

They are charged as co-defendants with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and misuse of food stamps. Latrice Nixon is additionally charged with three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing while Joshua Nixon is charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

They were given appearance tickets to be in Jamestown City Court on May 26 for arraignment.

Instances of suspected welfare fraud may be reported by calling the hotline 1-800-388-5365.