In 1992, my mother was convicted of welfare fraud and ordered to pre-trail diversion and restitution. My mother began paying restitution. Unfortunately, In 1993, she lost her job and we relocated to Georgia. Due to relocating and losing her job, the case was dismissed. However, the judge explained if the state wanted to recover restitution, they should pursue other avenues. DCF Benefit Recovery Unit chose to retain child support payments for restitution owed. My mother received notices stating she no longer owed the State of Florida any more restitution for this case. In 2010, my mother was arrested on a warrant for welfare fraud. After making MANY attempts to clarify this issue, she has received nothing but the run around. No one can even tell her why she had a court date!
Thanks*It is actually Adjudication of Guilt withheld- ordered pretrial & restitution for the amount owed to DCF. *She did not receive any public assistance since her case in 1992 (only 1 case). *In 2010, my mother was arrested & brought to court for the VERY SAME case from 1992. Court record says "she owed restitution & failed to enroll for pretrial diversion". This is what the note says exactly. *After a great deal of research to resolve the matter, on our part, we obtain info from DCF & Child Support showing child support was held to pay restitution up until there was a $0 balance. There are still some unanswered questions AND noncooperation from the agencies to provide clarity. For the past several months everyone has been mute and we sense foul play. This is why I ask was it possible my mother's civil rights was violated?
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