Man allegedly stole more than $10,000 in benefits

MEDINA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Medina man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 in benefits he was not entitled to receive.

State Police arrested Thomas Whiting on July 14 and charged him with third degree welfare fraud and two counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing.

Troopers say between October 2012 and April 2014, the 51-year-old Medina man did not report that he was employed and continued to receive benefits from the Orleans County Department of Social Services. 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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