Salinas woman sentenced in welfare fr...

Salinas woman sentenced in welfare fraud case

There are 37 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Mar 26, 2010, titled Salinas woman sentenced in welfare fraud case. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

A 38-year-old Salinas woman was sentenced to felony probation and 60 days in county jail Thursday after pleading guilty to perjury after she obtained public assistance by concealing her full-time job and income.

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San Francisco, CA

#1 Mar 26, 2010
Gangs, welfare fraud...what next? I am sooo disgusted!
Kim Baton

Monterey, CA

#2 Mar 26, 2010
What is wrong with the legal system in this country? This woman actually defrauded one of the countries largest entities and all she got was 60 days in jail? She should have been made the poster child for welfare fraud! Keep up the good work Mr. District Attorney!
Question

Salinas, CA

#3 Mar 26, 2010
Is this where we come to say bad things about people from Mexico?
gangsrus

Pacific Grove, CA

#4 Mar 26, 2010
Kim Baton wrote:
What is wrong with the legal system in this country? This woman actually defrauded one of the countries largest entities and all she got was 60 days in jail? She should have been made the poster child for welfare fraud! Keep up the good work Mr. District Attorney!
If she was Anglo she would have got 1 year !!
NIMBY

Monterey, CA

#5 Mar 26, 2010
This is good news...and proof that it is worth keeping on top of this problem. I have no problem helping people, but I do have a big problem with anyone abusing this privilege.
nannymom

Salinas, CA

#6 Mar 26, 2010
I want to say that not only one person has made fraud, there are unfortunately thousands of people who lie to obtain Free money and food. I hope the district attorney start looking up for more DISHONEST people.
Deporto

Oakland, CA

#7 Mar 26, 2010
Why yes it is! You are so smart
Question wrote:
Is this where we come to say bad things about people from Mexico?
Outraged

United States

#8 Mar 26, 2010
So i can feed my family for free for three years and only have to do 60 days, damn sounds like a great deal to me,

Sign me up
Party Host

Capitola, CA

#9 Mar 26, 2010
This loser should be banned from getting welfare and food stamps for the rest of her trash LIFE!!!
muarry

Salinas, CA

#10 Mar 26, 2010
Question wrote:
Is this where we come to say bad things about people from Mexico?
Only about the ones who steal and kill!!!!!

The rest of em are fine with me....

Although around 70% of montereycounty jail inmates are hispanic.....go figure :(

lol
muarry

Salinas, CA

#11 Mar 26, 2010
Party Host wrote:
This loser should be banned from getting welfare and food stamps for the rest of her trash LIFE!!!
Well She probably will Not be eligible for welfare and foodstamps for the rest of her life.....Atleast in Ca.

She will have to move out of state and try again lol
Joser

United States

#12 Mar 26, 2010
Hey thats just one fish from all the other fishes out there. There is so many women doing that welfare fraud out there from King City to salinas. Just got to investigate and you'll find them. Its easy for the going the govt. do'nt give a crap cuz this hAS BEEN GOING FOR MANY MANY YEARS, THESE PEOPLE MAKE A LIVING OF THAT AND THEN THERE KIDS DO TTHE SAME THING . yOU KNOW HOW YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!
El Borracho

AOL

#13 Mar 26, 2010
$24,316.00 !

Sure, she's gonna pay it back ! LOL

Once she's out of jail the morons that release her will never see her again or the money owed to the State, or County.

It will be time for her to get a new name and a new social security number for $50.00. Then on to another job and to sign up for benefits in another County to rip them off.

Yea, I know, she's just doing the job that legal law abiding Americans won't do.
joecruiser

Salinas, CA

#14 Mar 26, 2010
Come to the Quadrangle and check the cars in the lot of those applying for benefits. Sure, there are the trashed mini-vans, but the overall age and condition of them (not the employee's cars)is sickening. There is no way they could afford them while on Public Assistance "unless" there's a big source of other income.....
Janice

Marina, CA

#15 Mar 26, 2010
It is individuals like Ms. Rojas who make it more difficult for honest people who need the assistance to get it. I think the judge was too light on her. She should have done community service so she can see what her deception has done.
THE TRUTH

San Francisco, CA

#16 Mar 26, 2010
HAHAHA! I am sure there are PLENTY more of these people out there!
Drama again

United States

#17 Mar 26, 2010
Outraged wrote:
So i can feed my family for free for three years and only have to do 60 days, damn sounds like a great deal to me,
Sign me up
AND to top it all off, she gets three square meals a day, roof over head, all at our expense. It's just another "make it moment" for us tax payers.
Freedom

Salinas, CA

#18 Mar 26, 2010
i heard from sources that the District Attorney received a strong message from Rep. Caballero stating they did not want this to go too far. Sooooo this explains her light sentence.

There is so much of this fraud...yesterday afternoon a man filed a complaint against the Monterey County SS Office indicating that the spanish speaking front desk ladies did not understand his english. they served the spanish speaking people and told him to wait for the supervisor to come back from his lunch. PEOPLE..you better wake up and the only answer is to vote for anything a Democrat...
TRB-1005

AOL

#19 Mar 26, 2010
She can change her name and S.S. number and move down to San Bernardino County.

They cheerfully give millions and millions of taxpayer dollars away to illegals, their anchor babies, and any other free loaders. The money is there for the taking.

Awwwwww...

The perks of a welfare "blue" State !
No wonder the illegals and leeches are invading California in droves !
Ms Smith

Adelanto, CA

#20 Mar 26, 2010
What about the women who are here illegally, have a baby, and collect 400/mo. for 18 years ? Throw them all in jail ! The ONE case here is not doing a thing to change circumstances... no people, they are all doing it., and the female enforcement officers are turning their backs - so much for equal opportunity employment. This woman or others when "caught" just return to their mother country - Mexico !

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