Man accused of stealing $1,300 in SNAP benefits

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FANCHER, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Orleans County man is accused of stealing $1,300 in SNAP benefits by lying about his employment status.

State Police say Derek Dingman collected cash benefits between December 2013 and March 2014 while he was employed at a business in East Rochester.

The 29-year-old allegedly failed to notify Orleans County Department of Social Services about his position.

The Fancher resident is facing charges of fourth degree welfare fraud. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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