Monsey, NY - With the frum community reeling from one of the largest disgraces ever endured with its own arrested in a massive FBI sting operation, yet another scandal has emerged.
This one, though, is considerably smaller. A Monsey couple has been arrested for large-scale public-assistance fraud.
According to the Journal News , a Lower Hudson Valley newspaper, the parents of 12 children pilfered $75,000 from federal rent, Medicaid and food stamp programs from February 2006 until April 2007. They have been charged with third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud, and have been assigned $50,000 bail each.
The charges carry sentences of 4 2/3 to 14 years in state prison. The couple also could face federal charges.
The public is reminded that the above are mere allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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