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So Many Tax Dollars, So Little Time II

A Winslow, Maine, woman was indicted on charges of theft by deception and aggravated forgery for fraudulently obtaining food stamps. According to the indictment, Leah L. Wright, 34, falsely stated she was pregnant — for 40 months straight — and forged statements from physicians and state agencies to verify her condition. Assistant Attorney General Leane Robbin said Wright had received about $4,000 in benefits. Two notes from separate agencies show one pregnancy following another by one day. (JW/Waterville Morning Sentinel) ...Someone in the welfare department needs a refresher course in sex education.
Original Publication Date: 28 November 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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