Cerritos woman arrested in welfare fr...

Cerritos woman arrested in welfare fraud sweep

There are 66 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from May 28, 2010, titled Cerritos woman arrested in welfare fraud sweep. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Nine people arrested in a countywide welfare fraud sweep were due today in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.

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sylvia

Plymouth, MN

#2 May 28, 2010
Greedy women. Glad they have been caught!
Rose

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 28, 2010
How disgusting,.....I am so happy these ladies got caught....cant beleive my tax dollars were supporting these women....owning a business?...come on now...they need to get their behinds up and get a job, like the rest of us!
interesting

United States

#3 May 28, 2010
A few years ago, an elderly lady died next door, and the next day I saw a parade of black people coming in and out of her home carrying her personal effects. I walked up and asked who they were, then recognized one of them as the old ladies HSS worker, happy as could be picking up the old white ladies spoils. She said the lady had no relatives, so she was taking what looked good to her, along with her family.
Didn't seem right at the time. Are HSS workers allowed to cherry-pick your personal effects if they have no other relatives?
ONEEYEOPEN

Beverly Hills, CA

#7 May 28, 2010
It's about time. Government should create a task force that would be allow too investigate all those who have been receiving welfare for more then 2 years. (time to hide the gold and cadillac escalades )
LBJJ

United States

#8 May 28, 2010
Hey Obama, you just lost nine votes!
Agent Orange

Anaheim, CA

#9 May 28, 2010
Glad they caught these slackers!
Mother

Long Beach, CA

#10 May 28, 2010
ONEEYEOPEN wrote:
It's about time. Government should create a task force that would be allow too investigate all those who have been receiving welfare for more then 2 years.(time to hide the gold and cadillac escalades )
I totally agree, I see people dressed better than me and driving nicer cars using food stamp cards all the time at the store.I work full time and struggle and to top it off they buy "the good food"while I have to shop generic.I think there is alot of people who need assistance but there are definatly those that take advantage.Why dont social workers question how they got there nails done and can afford all that gold they be wearing..
losing tons o dough

Newport Beach, CA

#11 May 28, 2010
ONEEYEOPEN wrote:
It's about time. Government should create a task force that would be allow too investigate all those who have been receiving welfare for more then 2 years.(time to hide the gold and cadillac escalades )
I've seen tons of welfare abuse. It's completely out of control, there is little to no oversight of the process. There is no place to go to turn in welfare cheats. It's as if the government doesn't want to know.
If the state would assign a case worker to me, I could show them abuses that would save the state and feds at least tens of thousands a year in saved money from eliminating some obvious welfare fraud. Local government won't deal with it. Even local newspapers won't deal with it.
The story is a joke. Nine people in a "sweep" is pathetic.
lotsafraud

Newport Beach, CA

#12 May 28, 2010
Mother wrote:
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I totally agree, I see people dressed better than me and driving nicer cars using food stamp cards all the time at the store.I work full time and struggle and to top it off they buy "the good food"while I have to shop generic.I think there is alot of people who need assistance but there are definatly those that take advantage.Why dont social workers question how they got there nails done and can afford all that gold they be wearing..
I know people on welfare driving $35K cars. Paid for in full, in cash. Welfare should be about keeping people off the streets until they can get back on their feet. It shouldn't be to supplement your income so you can afford to drive a new mercedes.
The PT will never do an investigative report on this. They're essentially old, doddering, and senile as a news organization. The old guard won't do the right thing and retire. The city has no community newspaper.
Love-peace-and happiness

Huntington Beach, CA

#13 May 28, 2010
ONEEYEOPEN wrote:
It's about time. Government should create a task force that would be allow too investigate all those who have been receiving welfare for more then 2 years.(time to hide the gold and cadillac escalades )
TOTALLLLY agree. Welfare assitance should be temporary.
martha

Los Angeles, CA

#15 May 28, 2010
LAneutral wrote:
All mexicans and blacks based on their names. Wow, what are the odds of that, huh?
hate to burst your bubble.. the majority of women that receive aid are white.. darn whiteys always trying to blame on the hispanics and blacks. darn accept responsibility..!!!!!!!!
doris

United States

#16 May 28, 2010
LAneutral wrote:
All mexicans and blacks based on their names. Wow, what are the odds of that, huh?
Thieves come in all colors, religions, and income levels. Medical disability is another scam--just find the right doctor. On the other hand, maybe the people on disability aren't taking someone else's job. Crazy world.

There are smart people and stupid people and sometimes it's hard to know who is which.
oh well

Cerritos, CA

#17 May 28, 2010
Well, whatever their skin color may be....they're all FORMER welfare queens now!

Good! I'm glad!
crazy

Los Angeles, CA

#18 May 28, 2010
I went to the store the other day and only had $40 to spend. When I went to the check out there was this lady with 3 kids and the boyfriend bagging all there expensive foods only the best, she paid with food stamps. I was so mad and decided to wait outside the store and see what car they drive, and they got all there groceries into a 2010 Yukon. I can't believe these people abuse services that are suppose to be available for the poor.
Tzanet

United States

#19 May 28, 2010
martha wrote:
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hate to burst your bubble.. the majority of women that receive aid are white.. darn **** always trying to blame on the hispanics and blacks. darn accept responsibility..!!!!!!!!
Martha you nailed it. People use the hispanics as scapegoats, but look at this, White and Black women milking the system, common people stop putting blame on one race only, brother.
Anonymous

Laguna Niguel, CA

#20 May 28, 2010
Welfare recipients should be tested for drugs and criminal records randomly. Many welfare recipients sell their stamps to buy pot or beer.
icouldusesomehel p

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#23 May 28, 2010
martha wrote:
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hate to burst your bubble.. the majority of women that receive aid are white.. darn **** always trying to blame on the hispanics and blacks. darn accept responsibility..!!!!!!!!
Ahhhh, well, most women are white.

It's a math thing, you wouldn't understand.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#24 May 28, 2010
martha wrote:
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hate to burst your bubble.. the majority of women that receive aid are white.. darn **** always trying to blame on the hispanics and blacks. darn accept responsibility..!!!!!!!!
Sorry, martha, but your analysis does not work. In this instance, it's not the race of welfare recipients, it's the race of welfare defrauders. I have no idea what those statistics are, or even if they are kept, but I did think this should be clarified for you.
Realdeal

Cerritos, CA

#25 May 28, 2010
shocking wrote:
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To answer the last sentence of your opinion, social workers are sometimes the "inside job" person. You hear stories all the time where places like the DMV give out driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Welfare case managers cooking the re-determination packages, etc..... to get lazy, and usually FAT people money they aren't entitled to have.
I live off of SSDI, for which I paid into the system. I receive Medicare for which I paid into. And since I am living under the Federal govt's poverty level, I get Medi-Cal(Medicaid) only to pay for doctor co-pays(Fed law mandates dr's paid only) due to a chronic illness. I struggle each month to live within my means. I've been turned down for food stamps because I'm white. That's the way I feel. I rarely see white people around town using food stamp debit cards. Must be nice to have all that nice fancy food!!
I get my clothes from thrift stores. I always get name brand high end quality clothes at some locations which I could never afford in a dept store. I share a car with my roommate. I cannot afford to own one with my income. And yet, in Long Beach/Los Angeles, at least, the majority living high off the hog on welfare are minorities. I'm sorry if some of you get offended but it's the truth. Just look around you, fancy cars with expensive rims, bling, gold teeth, etc...
Yes, technically the majority of welfare recipients are poor white people in the midwest and south but who are the minority in big cities. Big cities have the "minority" recipients and whites too. But driving a big fancy smancy car?? Something isn't kosher. I go through a rigorous re-determination process with Medi-Cal and my office is good at finding out what you have in financials. I have nothing to hide or gain by lying. I make my caseworkers job easy by supplying all documents and statements in a timely manner and I DON'T CHEAT THE SYSTEM like the other low life who abuse Medi-Cal(Medicaid).
And it's not just Medicaid, Medicare has the same billion dollar abuses. It's no wonder these programs are short of funds. I worked all my life, paid into the system, and not, being an honest person, the system is actually working the way it was meant to be. Wealth does not define how happy I am. If I have a couple of bucks in my wallet, I feel great.
WE THE PEOPLE need to put pressure on our reps to increase the auditor size of Medcaid and Medicare to find the cheats. These programs were only meant to give you the basic life sustaining help, not to live in the lap of luxury.
"THE DOORSTEP TO THE TEMPLE OF WISDOM IS A KNOWLEDGE OF OUR OWN IGNORANCE." Benjamin Franklin, a wise Founding Father.
I'm glad you were able to get SSDI, but I know someone who is has fought for years to get his SSDI and still can't get it. He is very much disabled, but he keeps getting denied. So do many other people, but yet these people got welfare and didn't even need it or pay into it. My friend also paid into the system, however, he still cannot get what he paid for & needs. Someone can't get food stamps if they get SSDI, at least this is what I was told, because they usually make too much, although I know it isn't much to qualify.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#26 May 28, 2010
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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Ahhhh, well, most women are white.
It's a math thing, you wouldn't understand.
LOL! I like your post much better than my own! Good one.

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