COHOES- A married couple from Cohoes admit to collecting Medicare, food stamp and low incoming housing benefits they weren’t entitled to.
Hayatullah Amirijan and Lailuma Meherdil pleaded guilty in Albany County Court Tuesday.
Amirijan admitted to grand larceny and Meherdil pleaded guilty to welfare fraud.
The two failed to report income while filling out applications to receive social security benefits.
The couple collected more than $10,000 in Medicare and food stamp benefits on top of almost $6,000 in low income housing assistance from the Cohoes Housing Authority.
The two face up to 6 months in prison as well as full restitution.