Welfare Fraud Task Force Continues Crackdown   

Liberty, NY – Bolstered by a collaborative effort amongst local agencies, the Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force announces the following arrests:

• Donald E. Doolittle, 39, of Monticello was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree and the Class A Misdemeanor of Welfare Fraud 5th. It is alleged that Doolittle stole $2,928 in food stamp benefits by failing to report household income. Doolittle was released on an appearance ticket pending his appearance in the Town of Liberty Court.

• Raymond W. Myers of Loch Sheldrake was arrested and charged with the Felony of Filing a False Instrument in the 1st Degree and 13 Misdemeanor counts of Theft of Services. It is alleged that Myers used $926 worth of medical transportation services for non-medical purposes. Myers was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail on $1,500 bail.

• Alfred Franklin, 33, of Liberty was arrested on a Federal Arrest Warrant for Escape. Franklin, who had been released to a halfway house after serving a Federal prison sentence for narcotics offenses, absconded from that facility. A joint investigation by Sullivan County Fraud Task Force, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Marshals Service and Liberty Police Department, revealed that Franklin was frequenting a residence in the Village of Liberty. Franklin was arrested, processed by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, and turned over to the United States Marshals Service.

Donald Doolittle

Raymond Myers

Alfred Franklin