Niagara Gazette

Crime

May 7, 2013

Three charged with welfare fraud

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office on Monday reported that three county residents are facing welfare fraud charges.

Barnadet Zabaneh, 61, of Niagara Falls has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud and six counts of first-degree offering to file a false instrument. Her husband, Suheil Zabaneh is also facing the same charges but he is currently in the country of Jordan, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Welfare Fraud Unit and the Niagara County Department of Social Services.

Also charged was James Stewart, 73, of Lockport with the misuse of food stamps, third-degree welfare fraud and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

An investigation revealed that Stewart was using the benefits of a deceased individual.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Crime
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page