Dunkirk Woman Allegedly Receives Nearly $2,500 In Unentitled Benefits

JAMESTOWN – A woman allegedly received nearly $2,500 in unentitled SNAP/food stamp benefits between February and July 2016, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. 
Merranda L. Reid, 26, of Washington Street, Dunkirk, allegedly failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of household income.
Reid faces charges of first-degree offering a false statement for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps.
Reid is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.