A Batavia woman is headed to prison for six months for a fraud involving COVID-19 benefits.
37-year-old Danielle Tooley also must pay $18,000 restitution.
Federal prosecutors say she applied for, and received, COVID unemployment benefits in 2020 -- even though she wasn't eligible. The benefit cards in the names of other people were found in her car during a traffic stop and drug arrest in Bergen. The investigation determined that she repeatedly withdrew money from bank accounts associated with the benefit cards.