Welfare Fraud……Chicago Style

12 Jun

This is an all too common story and when Obama was first elected, he promised to clean up the fraud and waste, while going “LINE BY LINE” through the budget to find cost savings. So far the only major cuts are to our already strained military and to gut charitable deductions from the tax code, thus forcing more and more people onto welfare and food stamps. Since Obama took office, food stamp and welfare rolls have QUADRUPLED….How’s that HOPE & CHANGE working out? Welcome to OBAMAVILLE!

Woman fakes triplets to get extra food stamps

 

I want my Obama Money!

Published June 12, 2012

NewsCore

WHEATON, Ill. – An Illinois caseworker who fabricated triplets so her boyfriend could receive extra food stamps was Monday sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Ebony Martin, 34, was employed at the Illinois Department of Human Services when she created a phony state file for her boyfriend, 38-year-old Keith Jones, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

In it she provided the names and Social Security numbers of fictitious triplets so Jones could receive more government food assistance, prosecutors said.

In less than a year, Jones collected $21,866 in food benefits, the Daily Herald reported. The couple also sold some food stamps to friends and family members at half price.

“She was making a profit on top of defrauding the government,” prosecutor Diane Michalak said in court.

Martin pleaded guilty to felony theft of government services and was placed on probation for three years in addition to the jail sentence. She must also pay $21,000 in restitution for the scam.

She was placed on administrative leave from her position, but is expected to be fired, the Sun-Times reported.

Jones, who was charged with felony theft and state benefit fraud, remains on the run.

 

 

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