5 accused of welfare fraud in Va. Beach

5 accused of welfare fraud in Va. Beach

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5 accused of welfare fraud in Va. Beach

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 1:36 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - Five women were indicted this week for welfare fraud.  

The commonwealth's attorney office says they made false applications for assistance and their fraud exceeded $34,000 .

Charged are: Tifani Renee-Lee Brown, Tina Knehr, Jamie Reamy, Christina Sanchez and Theresa Tellez.

Prosecutors said Sanchez's fraud was more than $13,300.

Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey Bryant told 13News Now that his office prosecutes an average of 5 people each month for defrauding the government in this manner.

 

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