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Welfare fraud investigator runs for Pendleton Town Board

Amanda J. Irons-Rindfleisch, a Niagara County Sheriff's Office welfare fraud investigator, has announced her candidacy for the Pendleton Town Board.

Investigator Amanda J. Irons-Rindfleisch (Contributed photo)

Irons-Rindfleisch, a Democrat, won the Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013 for a multistore welfare fraud investigation that recovered more than $180,000 in cash and resulted in 29 arrests. Thirty-eight other people agreed to repay benefits instead of going to court.

Before becoming an investigator, she was a member of the Niagara County Drug Task Force. She serves on the executive board of the Niagara County Police Benevolent Association.

She is vice chairwoman of the Pendleton Conservation Board, co-chairwoman of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Advisory Council and vice president of Membership for the United Way’s "Women United."

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