12 January 2020
Captain Daniel Lyons
Acting Troop A Commander


Belmont woman arrested for welfare fraud, filing a false instrument

On January 11, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Laura L. Schwanz, 54, of Belmont, NY for Welfare Fraud 5th Degree and Filing a False Instrument 1st Degree.

An investigation led Troopers to discover Schwanz had filed false paperwork with Allegany County DSS while applying for public assistance, which resulted in Schwanz receiving $71.29 in benefits to which she was not entitled.

Schwanz was arrested and issued an appearance ticket for Belmont Village Court, where she is due to appear later this month.


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