Police: Pair used another’s SNAP benefits
AMSTERDAM — Two Amsterdam women are facing petit larceny charges after allegedly using another person’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
The two women being charged by The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are 18-year-old Jozlynn Kellogg and 50-year-old Susan Kellogg.
Both are being charged with petit larceny following an investigation into an incident involving the unauthorized use of SNAP benefits provided by the Montgomery County Department of Social Services.
According to deputies, on Jan. 12, Jozlynn Kellogg and Susan Kellogg allegedly purchased numerous grocery items from Walmart using a benefit card that belonged to someone else.
They were both processed and released with an appearance ticket to appear in Town Court on a later date.
Susan Kellogg was recently arrested in December on an arrest warrant along with her husband, Joseph Kellogg after allegedly being on the run from law enforcement.
According to police, she was charged on an arrest warrant for endangering the welfare of a child in February 2019 in the city of Amsterdam, but it was believed at the time she allegedly left the state along with her husband in attempt to avoid arrest.
Joseph Kellogg, who was also allegedly on the run from law enforcement, was arrested on two bench warrant for failure to appear for sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of offering false instrument for filing and workman’s compensation fraud in 2017.
He has since been sentenced in January to 1 1/3 years to four years in prison for each of two felony counts, to be served concurrently.
According to a news release, Joseph Kellogg had been charged in 2017 because he filed false applications for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits with the Montgomery County Department of Social Services by failing to report he was employed as a contractor under the name “Joe’s Roofing.”