5 people busted in alleged welfare scam

All the suspects reportedly make big bucks on their own jobs
September 25, 2008 7:35:47 AM PDT
Five people, all employed in big bucks jobs, were busted for allegedly stealing more than $500,000 from welfare in Brooklyn. Eyewitness News has learned the suspects, who were all making six-figure salaries, were nabbed in a sting by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.

Two of them will be arraigned this afternoon. The Brooklyn District Attorney will discuss the arrests at an 11 a.m. news conference.

According to reports one of the suspects made $300,000 at a real estate firm. Another reportedly owns a clothing store, and yet another drives a limo making $100,000. Yet another makes $200,000 as a banquet server.

Police say they were stealing medicaid, food stamps and rental assistance from the welfare system.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick

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