Wednesday, October 26, 2016

29 San Bernardino County Residents Arrested in Welfare Fraud Sweep


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– Twenty-nine people were arrested last week on outstanding warrants as part of a week-long welfare fraud sweep conducted in San Bernardino County.

“Last week we conducted another welfare sweep in San Bernardino County,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “We will hold those who cheat the system accountable for their actions and make sure that welfare funds remain available to those who are truly struggling and legitimately need public assistance.”

The alleged total of public assistance illegally obtained by the twenty-nine defendants was $245,269.00.

According to District Attorney Ramos, convicted offenders could face jail time and be ordered to pay restitution for the money received. Future sweeps will be conducted throughout all parts of San Bernardino County.

Members of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Ontario Police Department, Upland Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Rialto Police Department, Colton Police Department and the San Bernardino County Human Services Department, assisted in the investigations and participated in the sweep.

To view of video segment covering a portion of the welfare fraud sweep that took place Thursday, click here:

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