New Jersey - Lakewood Couple Arrested And Charged With Welfare Fraud
New Jersey - A Lakewood couple has been arrested on charges of fraud, including the unlawful receipt of over $145,000 in public benefits, according to a press release issued by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The duo was taken into custody this morning at 7:30AM at their home without incident.
Following an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the New Jersey State Comptroller’s Office, the 43-year-old husband was charged with second degree Theft by Deception for falsifying his income on his Medicaid application. His 42-year-old wife was charged with third degree Theft by Deception for lying about her income in order to obtain more than $5,500 in food stamps.
Bail was set at $75,000 for the husband and $5,000 for the wife.
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