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6 allegedly lied on Montgomery County welfare papers

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Seven Montgomery County welfare recipients were arrested early this week in a welfare fraud roundup. Among other things, six of the seven were charged with first-degree offering of a false instrument, a class E felony. In layman’s terms, Investigator Michael J. Villa said, “they lied on an application in order to be eligible for our support.” Faked employment search forms are one of the most common type of “false instrument.” To stay in the welfare ...


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