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Schenectady woman jailed on welfare fraud, perjury plea

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A woman who admitted illegally receiving more than $35,000 in welfare benefits and then lying to a grand jury about it was sent to jail Friday. Bindra Boodhwa, 50, of Schenectady, was formally sentenced Friday to a year behind bars, having pleaded guilty in July to third-degree welfare fraud and first-degree perjury, both felonies. She admitted to illegally taking the money from January 2008 to July 2012 by failing to tell social services officials the ...


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