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Couple accused of welfare fraud

FORT EDWARD -- A Fort Edward couple is facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing money from the welfare system.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested William Durham,
39, and his girlfriend, Tristina Ferry, 27,  for collecting Medicaid benefits without reporting additional income. 

Investigators say Durham and Ferry received $2,490.34 in
benefits they were not entitled. 

The arrests came after an investigation by the Washington County Department of Social Services and the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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