Gloversville man charged with food stamp fraud

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man has been charged with trying to use the food stamp program to help his for-profit business.

Raymond G. Crabbe, 42, of 20 Oakland Ave., apartment 1, Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday with misuse of food stamps over $1,000, fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.

Deputies said he allegedly committed welfare fraud after trafficking Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits, to operate his for-profit business – Crabbe’s Corner – inside the Concordia Club.

Deputies said Crabbe fraudulently submitted documents to the county Department of Social Services in order to obtain over $1,000 in welfare benefits. The fraud took place from Aug. 28 to April 30, deputies said.

Crabbe will appear later in City Court.

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