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SNAP Fraud Arrests

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services Fraud Investigations Unit announced Wednesday five more Mississippi residents were arrested and charged with fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the food stamp program.

All arrests stemmed from the clients' failure to disclose information used to determine their eligibility in the program.

  • Earnestine Payne of Louisville entered a guilty plea in the Oktibbeha County Justice Court where she was ordered to pay fines and restitution totaling $2,231 and was permanently disqualified from receiving SNAP benefits.

 

  • Doris Jones of Kosciusko entered a plea of not guilty in the Oktibbeha County Justice Court, however, was found guilty and ordered to pay fines and restitution of $742. She was further disqualified from receiving benefits for a 12 month period.

 

  • Benita B. McCullum of Laurel was found guilty in the Jones County Justice Court, ordered to pay fines and restitution of $1,258 with 30 days in jail suspended and was permanently disqualified from receiving benefits.

 

  • Genevieve Bingham of Laurel was found guilty in the Jones County Justice Court, ordered to pay fines and restitution of $891 with 90 days in jail suspended and was permanently disqualified from receiving benefits.

 

  • Michelle Traylor of Michigan City was found guilty in Benton County Justice Court, ordered to pay fines and restitution of $2,353 and was permanently disqualified from receiving benefits.

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