Six More Arrested in Lakewood in Welfare Fraud Raids
LAKEWOOD — Six more people were arrested in Lakewood late Tuesday as part of an ongoing government fraud investigation.
The individuals involved are accused of defrauding the government of more than $600,000, a law enforcement source told the Asbury Park Press. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation has confirmed the arrests to the Townsquare News Network as well.
Yitzchok and Sora Kanarek of Brisk Lane; Chaim and Liatt Ehrman of Twin Oaks Drive; and William and Faigy Friedman of Leigh Drive were arrested, according to the report.
Calls to the FBI's Newark office and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office have not yet been returned.
The arrests came two days after eight people, including Rabbi Zalmen Sorotzkin and his wife, Tzipporah, were arrested early Monday morning on federal and state charges.
Collectively, they’re accused of receiving several hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of food, housing, and medical benefits despite income levels that would disqualify them from the various programs. Some of those arrested had $1 million-plus incomes, authorities have said.