3 more Lakewood houses raided in multi-million-dollar welfare fraud investigation

By Alex Napoliello and Jessica Remo

FBI makes arrests in Lakewood in alleged million-dollar welfare fraud:
Yitzchok Kanarek (top left), Chaim Ehrman (top middle), William Friedman (top right), Sora Kanarek (bottom left), Liatt Ehrman (bottom middle), and Faigy Friedman (bottom right)

LAKEWOOD — Authorities arrested three more Lakewood couples Tuesday night in a continued effort to crack down on residents suspected of defrauding government-assistance programs, officials announced Wednesday morning.

The raids, conducted just before midnight, come on the heels of a massive bust on Monday morning that led to the arrests of eight Lakewood residents — four married couples — who allegedly bilked the government out of $1.3 million in illegal benefits.

Arrested on Tuesday night were Yitzchok, 33, and Sora, 39, Kanarek of Brisk Lane; Chaim, 40, and Liatt, 39, Ehrman, of Twin Oaks Drive; and William, 45, and Faigy, 40, Friedman, of Leigh Drive, according to a joint statement from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and State Comptroller Philip James Degnan.

All six defendants were charged with theft by deception, a second-degree offense, and are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Ocean County Wednesday afternoon.

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Source: NJ.com

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