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Friday, October 12, 2012

Office of Inspector General Announces September 2012 Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Office of Inspector General Announces September 2012 Welfare Fraud Adjudications
Harrisburg –Eight Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or
were sentenced for their crimes during September, the Office of Inspector General
(OIG) announced today.

“Welfare fraud is a crime against all Pennsylvania taxpayers,” Inspector General
Kenya Mann Faulkner said. “Our office works to ensure those who commit this
crime are prosecuted and fully reimburse taxpayers.”

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

· Lateesha S. Culbreath, 25, of Chester, Delaware County, received more than
$1,750 in cash assistance benefits. Culbreath was sentenced to 2 years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
· Sonia Diaz-Vazquez, 35, of Lemoyne, Cumberland County, received more
than $25,200 in subsidized child care benefits. Diaz-Vazquez was sentenced
to 50 months probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
· Kodi G. Little, 30, of Altoona, Blair County, received more than $1,200 in
cash assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
benefits. Little was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
· Jennifer M. Rodriguez, 35, of Reading, Berks County, received more than
$1,950 in cash assistance benefits. Rodriguez was sentenced to 5 years
probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and fines.
· Paul Shelgren, 56, of Youngsville, Warren County, received more than
$7,350 in cash assistance, medical assistance, and SNAP benefits. Shelgren
was ordered to pay full restitution, costs, and fines.
· Ashley M. Smith, 29, of Bradford, McKean County, received more than
$4,550 in SNAP benefits. Smith was sentenced to 5-23.5 months
incarceration, 300 hours community service and was ordered to pay full
restitution and costs.
· Deborah L. Stone, 48, of Williamsport, Lycoming County received more than
$1,400 in SNAP benefits. Stone was sentenced to 1 year probation and was
ordered to pay full restitution and costs.
· Teresa E. Younkin, 38, of Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, received more
than $2,000 in SNAP benefits. Younkin was sentenced to 2 years probation
and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

The Office of Inspector General’s Bureau of Fraud Prevention and Prosecution is
responsible for investigating welfare fraud and conducting collection activities for
programs administered by, or contracted through, the Department of Public
Welfare.

The Office of Inspector General works with county assistance offices statewide to
identify suspected cases of public assistance fraud and with local district attorneys
to bring the cases to prosecution.

Anyone found guilty of welfare fraud could face a maximum sentence of seven
years in prison, fines up to $15,000, mandatory restitution, and program
disqualification.

The Office of Inspector General also relies on tips from concerned citizens. To
report suspected fraud, call the Welfare Fraud Tipline at 1-800-932-0582. Callers
may remain anonymous.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

They all knew what they were doing was wrong. Sickens me to see only 1 person got jail time!! I pay taxes and I could not even get help from the assistance office when I was down and out!

Anonymous said...

and look where that person was from mckean county

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that this is called SNAP benefits instead of welfare??
Benefits,, like they earned them.

Anonymous said...

Whats the difference? Not "your tax dollars" are going to pay for their room and board.

Anonymous said...

So how come the one that got jail time took $4550, and the one that took more than 5 times that ($25,200) only got probation? Woman must know what she is doing...

Anonymous said...

2:28, yeah throw her in jail. That should really help her find a job to start paying back the money. Good idea

Anonymous said...

7:07 am maybe she made a donation to obama!

Anonymous said...

Its sad cause the ppl who really need to help cant get it esp if u have any kind of work history,if u work or have worked n r in need they dont care n wont help u but give it to the crooks who take full advantage of the welfare system which is suppose to be there to help needy familys! Unreal...I have alot of medical issuses n cant work and i cant get hardly anything cause ive worked! Not fair at all...

Working Joe said...

AND, you get denied if you have ANY type of retirement or life insurance. "F" you if you plan ahead for later in life and you run into a spell of bad luck and actually honestly need help.