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Joanne M. Calabro, 34, of 230 Church St. was arrested on welfare fraud charges Friday, Officer Barry L. Moss reported.

Ms. Calabro was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of food stamps and petit larceny. She was arrested at her home at 5:20 p.m.

Moss said the woman failed to report receiving unemployment benefits to the county Social Services Department, resulting in her obtaining $476.50 in welfare money and $81 worth of food stamps she was not entitled to between July and September.

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