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An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women -  all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.

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A series of investigations into welfare fraud in Niagara County have resulted in a number of arrests.

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The privacy of hundreds of Erie County residents has been breached, according to the county's top fiscal watchdog.