I was receiving food stamps in Virginia while was homeless back in 2007 or 2008. At this time I became depressed over the lose of my child due to miscarriage and ended up in a mental hospital for severe depression. The day I returned the shelter put me out, after telling the hospital I would have some where to go. For about two weeks I slept on park branches, and alleyways, etc. But finally, I left to stay with my parent in North Carolina to get on my feet, and go back to Virginia. Before I left I contacted my worker and told her my circumstances, and that I was leaving, and that was it. I did not become a legal resident of North Carolina until Sept,2009. I had changed my mailing address, voting status, nothing. Now the commonwealth is charging me with a felony, this is my first offense!!!