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Albany Co. Sheriff’s Dept.: Social service fraud up in 2012

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ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- Social services fraud rose in 2012. That's according to the Albany County Sheriff's Department.

Officials say they made 37 arrests, uncovering more than $340,000 in fraud. Those totals are up by seven arrests from last year when they uncovered a total of $225,000.

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy praising the work of the Sheriff's department saying, "Our investigators have done a tremendous job identifying those who are breaking the law so the money will be there for those who truly need it."

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