Captain Daniel Lyons
Acting Troop A Commander
Bolivar woman arrested for welfare fraud, filing a false instrument
On December 18, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Vicky M. Braund, 41, of Bolivar, NY for Welfare Fraud 3rd Degree and Filing a False Instrument 1st Degree.
An investigation led Troopers to discover Braund had filed false paperwork with Allegany County DSS while applying for public assistance and SNAP, which resulted in Braund receiving $9,109.50 in benefits to which she was not entitled.
Braund was arrested and issued an appearance ticket for Belmont Village Court, where she is due to appear in January.