This is unbelievable! How did she get away with it for that long?
This very bold woman from Arkansas, Keashia Latriese Davis, went all-out in her welfare fraud. She didn’t just commit a little fib here and there.
No, she managed to steal $262,691 in Food Stamps by defrauding multiple states.
She used the real estate website, Zillow, to determine who was eligible for the SNAP program and rerouted the benefits to her mailing address.
She stole from the poor.
How the heck did she manage to steal more than a quarter of a million dollars in welfare benefits?
Davis allegedly had 17 bags of stolen ID including Social Security numbers as well as a tax refund check and a check from a utility that belonged to one of her neighbors. There were also detailed records of her scam.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – An Arkansas woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly defrauding Utah of more than $130,000 in food stamp benefits.
KSL-TV of Salt Lake City reported Sunday that 40-year-old Keashia Latriese Davis was recently indicted on 17 federal counts of fraud.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services says data checks found multiple benefit cards were being used in Arkansas.
Federal investigators say the cards were traced to Davis, of Little Rock.
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Shockingly, Davis used up all of the money and had to get a public defender.
She used some of the cards herself to buy food, then sold the rest to pay her rent, car payment, and other bills.
Quite the scheme.
Utah noticed that 75 cards were being used in Arkansas and they began digging into the suspicious activity which unearthed the massive Food Stamp Fraud.
She stole $130,000 from Utah, $69,506 from Louisiana, and $56,185 from Texas.
Davis faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.
H/T: US Herald
H/T: Daily Headlines