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Statute of limitation on fraud in obtaining public assistance

Smyrna, GA |

My friend fraudulently obtained food stamps and medicaid in 2009. DHS learned about fraud last year. What is the statute of limitation and when does it start.

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Georgia like a lot of states has a tolling statute that the limitation statute does not begin to run until the fraud is discovered. The statute will differ depending if it is a felony or misdemeanor. it is important for your friend to get an attorney before charges are filed and to see his or her options in avoiding charges. I practice in California and local counsel will know these rules and whether this is the type of case that will be prosecuted or if it can be handled pre-filing (repayment of benefits, etc.)

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