It's interesting the new names we have for occupations that have been around since the beginning of time. " self employed scrap recycler" could have added Entrepreneur. When Freddy Herman used to be on wbta saturday mornings, he had one favorite sponser. He used to Say, stop out and see my buddy in east pembroke "Eddy Arnold,The junk man not the singer" I guess i'm showing my age. Lets see that might make me,,,,,,,,,,, Oh never mind!
Man who made false claims for welfare given intermittant jail sentence
Submitted by Howard Owens on January 31, 2013 - 5:41pm
A Fairmont Avenue resident will serve a three-month intermittment jail sentence as a result of welfare fraud in 2011.
Lee Heckman, 35, of 5 Fairmont Ave., Batavia, was sentenced today in Town of Batavia Court by Judge Michael Cleveland.
He admitted in March to obtaining under false pretenses $2,176.13 in temporary assistance and food stamps through DSS from March 2011 through July 2011.
Hackman was working as a self-employed scrap recycler while drawing benefits and didn't disclose the income.
According to DSS officials, Hackman has already paid his restitution.