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Albion woman accused of welfare fraud

ALBION – A 32-year-old Orleans County woman illegally collected more than $1,000 in public assistance benefits while receiving child support payments from the father of her children, State Police reported.

Jazmin Andino-Berrios of Albion was charged Tuesday with felony counts of welfare fraud and offering a false instrument for filing.

According to State Police and the county Department of Social Services, Andino-Berrios received seven child support payments from the father of her children between Aug. 15 and Oct. 9, 2014, while claiming she didn’t receive any child support or any other income.

She was issued a ticket to appear Tuesday in Albion Town Court.