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If someone is charged with welfare fraud typically do they just charge the indivisual who recieved and applied for benefits?

Dallas, TX |
Filed under: Criminal charges

Or do they charge girlfriends/boyfriends and or spouses that live in the household too

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  1. Typically they just charge the person who files the fraudulent documents, but they can charge anyone who participated in the scheme to benefit from the illegal benefits.

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  2. Texas counsel has it right. The individual charged with the fraudulent receipt of benefits should have qualified counsel to represent them without delay.

  3. I agree with Ms. Jaggers and Mr. Jones. However, if the evidence makes it appear that others were involved in the scheme, they certainly could also be charged.

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