Deputies: Geneva woman accused of more than $18K in welfare fraud

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Geneva woman is facing charges after deputies say she fraudulently collected more than $18,000 in benefits she was not eligible for.

Christina R. Robinson, 35, was charged with seven counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing on Aug. 16.

Deputies say from Oct. 29, 2019, through Feb. 1, 2021, she filed five false instruments with the Ontario County Department of Social Services and received $10,009 in cash assistance and food stamps from April 1, 2020, through July 31, 2021, as a result.

Deputies say she also filed two false instruments with the Geneva Housing Authority that allowed her to receive $8,372 in housing assistance she wasn’t entitled to from April 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021.

Robinson was issued a ticket to appear in the Hopewell Town Court on Aug. 24, 2021.

Deputies say when she appears in court, she will be charged with one count of third degree welfare fraud and one count of third degree grand larceny.