A task force in the Hudson Valley aimed at stopping welfare abuse led to five arrests.

In continuing with efforts to stop fraud and abuse of Hudson Valley social services, the Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force made five arrests.

Jonnelle L. Bowers, 36, of Liberty was arrested for offering a false instrument for filing, a felony, and welfare fraud, a misdemeanor. It is alleged that Bowers filed a false medical report so that she could continue to qualify for and collect Public Assistance Benefits.

Arlene Vigilone, 53, of Fallsburg was charged with offering a false instrument for filing, a felony, and welfare fraud, a misdemeanor. Vigilone is accused of collecting food stamp benefits that she was not eligible for by failing to report income that she was receiving.

Glen C. Flickenschild, 43, of Monticello was arrested after police learned that Flickenschild was wanted by the New York State Police on an outstanding criminal mischief bench warrant.

Clifton Stallworth, 39, of Rock Hill was arrested and turned over to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation by the Task Force revealed that Stallworth was wanted in Columbia County for failing to pay $28,319.59 in child support, police say.

Jesse A. Frank, 32, of Liberty was arrested after officials learned that Frank was wanted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding violation of probation warrant.

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