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Welfare Fraud

Orlando Welfare Fraud Defense Attorney

Welfare fraud is illegally obtaining public assistance from the government. It occurs when an individual tries to deceive the government in an effort to receive welfare funding or welfare services.

Types of Welfare Fraud

The most common types of prosecuted welfare fraud are:

  • Failure to disclose a material fact in applying for assistance. (Example: claimant is seeking unemployment benefits but does not disclose they have a part-time job)
  • Failure to report a change in circumstances after lawfully obtaining the assistance
  • Obtaining food stamps fraudulently
  • Trafficking in EBT (exchanging EBT cards for cash, drugs, etc., or buying and/or selling cards)

Welfare Fraud - Penalties

  • If fraud is less than $200 over 12 consecutive months- first degree misdemeanor. Up to 1 year in jail, $1,000 fine
  • 200 but less than 20,000- 3rd degree felony. Up to 5 yrs prison, $5,000 fine
  • 20,000 but less than $100,000, 2nd degree felony. Up to 15 yrs prison, 10,000 fine
  • 100,000 or more- 1st degree felony, up to 30 yrs prison, 10,000 fine
  • Trafficking in EBT – 1st degree misdemeanor

If you are facing charges of Welfare Fraud, call an Orlando Welfare Fraud Defense Attorney from NeJame Law today. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with the best defense available. We have multiple former United States Attorney’s on our criminal defense team who have years of experience litigating in Federal court and who understand how these types of cases are prosecuted.

While welfare fraud is generally considered intentional, there are instances when an individual can be unknowingly charged with welfare fraud. A strong welfare fraud defense attorney from NeJame Law could be the difference between you being charged and being convicted.

Contact our Welfare Fraud Defense Attorneys in Orlando

Have you or someone you know been accused of welfare fraud? Help is Here! Contact a welfare fraud defense attorney from NeJame Law in Orlando, FL today. We have the knowledge and skills needed to help you obtain the best possible outcome on your case.

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