Former DC Government Employee CONVICTED Of Nearly Half Million Dollar Welfare Fraud!
The welfare and food stamp systems in the United States are two of the most abused systems in our government.
Not saying for a second that there are not people that don’t really need the help, but there are so many people that don’t need it that are taking advantage of the system that it’s an absolute bleed on everyone else.
For example, you will have people in relationships with children that have been together for years that will refuse to get married for the sole purpose that they will get more money from welfare if they don’t go and get married.
Then you get the high level fraudsters like people in DC that know exactly how the system works and how to take advantage of it..
A former Washington, DC, government employee was convicted Wednesday of running a $400,000 welfare fraud scheme where he pocketed funds meant for D.C. residents.
Gary T. Holliday, 49, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in his appearance before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and could face up to 41 months behind bars at his June sentencing for the federal wire charge, the Washington Post reported.
D.C. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Dora Taylor-Lowe told the Post the agency “discovered irregularities” with welfare payments and filed a report with the D.C. inspector general’s office.
“The unconscionable actions of this (former) public servant violated the trust of the residents we serve,” Taylor-Lowe said. “Stealing from programs built to assist our community’s most vulnerable children and their families deserve swift and aggressive justice.”
Prosecutors say Holliday worked as a policy analyst at D.C.’s Department of Human Services, working out of the department in the agency which reviewed welfare program applications for benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Both programs are used to benefit low-income families.
Authorities say Holliday created a fraudulent application for SNAP and TANF benefits in another person’s name, taking more than $400,000 in benefits and placing them on a card so he could access the funds.