CONCORD - The stepmom of Harmony Montgomery was arrested Wednesday on charges of welfare fraud, the Attorney Generals Office announced on Thursday.
Kayla Montgomery, 31, of Manchester, was charged with one count of felony welfare fraud. Officials say that between December 2019 and June 2021 Kayla Montgomery obtained more than $1,500 in food stamp benefits by failing to remove Harmony Montgomery from Kayla's family account with DHHS Division of Family Assistance after Harmony no longer lived with Adam and Kayla, who is not her biological mother.
On Tuesday Adam Montgomery, 31, was charged with one count of felony second-degree assault for alleged conduct against Harmony, 7, in 2019. He was also charged with interference with custody, and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child pertaining to Harmony.
State Police continue to search for Harmony, who has not been accounted for in two years, and are requesting the public's assistance.
Anyone with information is urged to call 603-203-6060.