A Dutchess County man is accused of stealing over $4,000 in welfare fraud.

On Thursday, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of 36-year-old Angel M. Rivera of Poughkeepsie after an investigation into welfare fraud.

An investigation by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, in conjunction with the Investigations Division of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, revealed that Rivera illegally obtained over $4,100 in SNAP benefits between June 2015 and May 2016 by concealing the fact that he had unreported income, police say.

Rivera was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, a felony. He was arraigned at the City of Poughkeepsie Court and released to reappear on April 3.

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