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Fulton County welfare fraud probe nets 23 arrests

Northville woman is latest charged

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The arrest this week of a Northville woman is the latest in a four-month campaign to catch nearly two dozen people who authorities believe collected $80,000 in social services benefits they were not entitled to. Ruth Dutcher-Rogers, 30, is accused of failing to report Social Security benefits when she applied for a nutrition program, according to a news release from the Fulton County Department of Social Services. Investigators charged Dutcher-Rogers with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree ...

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April 20, 2013
9:57 a.m.

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80K in benefits being collected illegally. Unfortunately, that much money was probably spent to investigate or will be spent on court and incarsaration costs.

April 21, 2013
9:28 a.m.

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It's just the principle of it. If these leaches on society are denied the benefits, it's worth it.

April 21, 2013
10:16 a.m.

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If these folks got by application and diversion practices, FCDSS should write the funds off as consultant fees. Though they all broke laws, DSS shares culpability in letting it get started. Using publicity now, only makes DSS look like they're covering past shortcomings.