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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Mechanicville woman charged with felonies

Kayla M. Ricciardone

Date of Incident: January 2020 to July 2020 

Date of Arrest: Saturday April 16th, 2022

Incident Location: Town of Fort Edward 

Township: Fort Edward

Case #: 2022-001669 

INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED: Kayla M. Ricciardone Age: 27 Mechanicville, New York 

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kayla M. Ricciardone, age 27, for Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, after a joint investigation with Washington County Department of Social Services and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Ricciardone, filed a false instrument with the Washington County Department of Social Services to obtain benefits that she was not eligible for, resulting in her receiving benefits greater than $3000.00. Ricciardone was released after arraignment pending a future court date in the Town of Fort Edward Court.

Charges Filed: (1 Count) Welfare Fraud 3rd Degree (Class D Felony) (1 Count) Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (Class D Felony) (1 Count) Offering A False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree (Class E Felony) 

Officer (s) Handling: Inv. Matthew Ashton and Deputy Haring 

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Washington County Department of Social Services 


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