Six New Jersey Women Charged With Stealing From School Lunch Program
Should we really be surprised when federal handout programs expand and there is more fraud?
This time it is fraud with Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.
Investigations by the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police led to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman’s Office charging six women, all public employees, with“…stealing a total of more than $10,000 from the federally funded free and reduced-price school lunch program by filing false applications for their children,” according to Politickernj.com.
The six women charged represent only a few of the cases under investigation involving school lunch fraud.
The Office of the State Comptroller referred numerous potential cases to the Division of Criminal Justice involving public employees or their families who allegedly under-reported their household income in order to fraudulently qualify their children for free or reduced-price lunches. These six defendants represent the first round of prosecutions resulting from the referrals and the ongoing investigative efforts of the Division of Criminal Justice and State Police, Hoffman said.
The Attorney General’s Office charged the following women on Monday “…by complaint-summons with third-degree theft by deception,” according to the news site.
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