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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sentenced For Welfare Fraud

The following individuals were prosecuted and sentenced for fraudulently receiving public assistance benefits:

· Asia M. Al-Mateen, 37, of Dallastown, York County, received more than
$2,700 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Al-
Mateen was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay full
restitution and costs.

· Diane L. Ayala, 43, of Bradford, McKean County, received more than $6,850
in medical assistance transportation benefits. Ayala was sentenced to 45
days to 18 months incarceration, 80 hours community service and was
ordered to pay full restitution.

· Deeanna M. Bellman, 24, of Johnsonburg, Elk County, received more than
$2,400 in SNAP benefits. Bellman was sentenced to five years probation and
was ordered to pay restitution, costs, and fines.

· Barbara L. Bower, 32, of Charleroi, Washington County, received more than
$1,250 in SNAP benefits. Bower was sentenced to 18 months probation, 50
hours community service and was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and
fines.

· Lamonte C. Brandon, 58, of Meadville, Crawford County, received more than
$2,250 in SNAP benefits. Brandon was sentenced to one year probation and
was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.

· Melissa F. Brown, 29, of Youngsville, Warren County, received more than
$3,250 in SNAP benefits. Brown was ordered to pay full restitution and fines.

· Sandra M. Chiavaroli, 45, of Wallingford, Delaware County, received more
than $3,300 in SNAP benefits. Chiavaroli was sentenced to two years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.

· Wendy L. English, 33, of Clearfield, Clearfield County, received more than
$11,150 in cash assistance, medical assistance, and SNAP benefits. English
was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay full
restitution, costs, and fines.

· Francisca Espada, 46, of Reading, Berks County, received more than $1,100
in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Espada was sentenced to two years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution.

· Shelley L. Fitzgerald, 45, of Chester, Delaware County, received more than
$3,400 in cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Fitzgerald was sentenced to
three years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and fines.

· Anita Goodson, 43, of Norristown, Montgomery County, received more than
$1,500 in cash assistance benefits. Goodson was ordered to pay full
restitution and costs.

· Crissey Lasko, 31, of Somerset, Somerset County, received $500 in SNAP
benefits. Lasko was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to pay
full restitution, costs, and fines.

· Tiffany M. McMullen, 37, of Reading, Berks County, received more than
$12,000 in SNAP benefits. McMullen was sentenced to six years probation
and was ordered to pay full restitution.

· Trisha M. Rodeffer, 32, of Greencastle, Franklin County, received more than
$12,550 in medical assistance and SNAP benefits. Rodeffer was sentenced to
five years probation and ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

· Penny A. Stroup, 44, of Titusville, Crawford County, received more than
$21,950 in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and SNAP
benefits. Stroup was sentenced to 24 days incarceration, two months house
arrest, five years probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

· Joy Williams, 29, of Reading, Berks County, received more than $3,800 in
cash assistance and SNAP benefits. Williams was sentenced to five years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

Oh, the welfare shaming role call!

Don't forget to add British company Camelot Global Services,

who will stand to milk tens of millions of dollars that should be going to elderly Pennsylvanians when Corbett hands them a no-bid contract to manage our state lotto for us.


A state lotto that is remarkably successful as it is compared to other states.

Anonymous said...

I've never even heard of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) before but it sounds like it does mostly the same thing as food stamps? Why does there need to be a 2nd program?


There are hundreds of entitlement programs run by dozens of agencies. I am not saying we have to get rid of all of them but we could start by consolidating all of the programs under just a few organizations and when you apply with those organizations they will have more knowledge of what other programs you are receiving and what your history is with receiving them.

The programs are meant to be temporary for people that need them, not a permanent alternative to working.

Anonymous said...

SNAP is Food Stamps...one in the same. It's not a 2nd program.

Anonymous said...

The one lady got $21,950?????? Why am I getting ready for work right now? Sheesh

Anonymous said...

How does a 58 year old man qualify for welfare? Just askin'.

Anonymous said...

The Food Stamp program was renamed SNAP. One program, different name.

Anonymous said...

11:09 it's called a global economy! just ask any democrat they say it's good for us!

Anonymous said...

SNAP is the Food Stamp program. They just dont call it food stamps anymore.

Anonymous said...

i could make you a list this long just in potter county for welfare fraud and one twice that long for
people receiving disability that shouldn't be.
shame on them. get a job!!

Anonymous said...

Why would people want to work after getting everything for free for so long ? Seriously, as long as we offer something for nothing, there will always be a long line of freeloaders waiting to get "their's". Consolidating ALL of the assistance into one program is a GOOD idea though ! Keep them from double or triple dipping into the pot ! Makes me sick. If you can't afford to feed/house/clothe the 2 or 3 kids you already have, why on Earth are you making more ?! They keep promising welfare reform. Well..........?

Anonymous said...

SNAP is the new name for the food stamp program. There is no 2nd program.

Anonymous said...

FORWARD! How's that hope and change workin for ya?

Anonymous said...

Glad they got catch, the Public Assistance Programs are for just that..Assistance not Careers. I'd be interested in the bases used for sentencing. Sentencing seems to be all over the place.

Anonymous said...

SNAP..Crackle..Pop! That is the souund of bacon cooking! You paid for it..but is givin to the low lifes that do not want to work. That is how they got the name SNAP! A free hand out to the low life people that can work, but choose to play the game. The rest of us have to buy our food and theirs.

Anonymous said...

There are people who DO WORK and still get food stamps just for the little extra help to support their families...BUT... people like these, who take advantage of it ruin it for people who actually do need it and use it properly.

Also, just something to think about, the crime rate in our area is increasing day to day. If the government took away all their free food, free money, and free medical. The majority of them would turn to stealing instead of work and then the crime would be outrageous.

We live in such a scary world today. From something as rediculous as welfare fraud to being to scared to go to church or even send our kids to school. GOD HELP US ALL!!

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAYS WHEN FAMILY HELPED FAMILY????IF YOU WANT MULTIPLE KIDS ,THEN YOU OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM,NOT LET THE TAXPAYERS DO IT FOR YOU