An Ulster County woman was arrested on Jan. 2 for forging documents to receive welfare.

According to a press release from County Executive Mike Hein, Ayesha Green of Kingston was charged with a felony count of and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and 4 felony counts of  Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. Green was also charged with a misdemeanor of Attempted Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree.

The Ulster County Department of Social Services Special Investigation found that Green submitted multiple documents with false information and forged signatures in an attempt to receive public aid through the Welfare program. This is part of the county's “Zero Tolerance” Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program", as stated in the press release.

Hein commended the county's District Attorney, Holley Carnright, and Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum for their efforts in enforcing the "Zero Tolerance" measure in the press release.

Green was released and is to appear in court at a later date.

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