Friday, March 25, 2016

8 people in Greenville County accused of food stamp fraud

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —Eight Greenville County residents have been indicted on food stamp fraud charges, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Thursday.
The Grand Jury in Greenville County returned indictments against eight Greenville County residents, Wilson said.
Those charged with fraudulent acquisition or use of food stamps
  •  Linda Shockley, Greenville
  • Deja Jefferson, Mauldin
  • Takeisha Gray, Greenville
  • Pamela Bowers, Travelers Rest
  • Nicholas Grable, Piedmont
  • Dawn Kneuer, Mauldin
  • Harold Talley, Greenville
  • Teyonna Taylor, Greenville
A release from Wilson said Linda Shockley, Deja Jefferson, Pamela Bowers, and Dawn Kneuer are charged with the highest felony and could face a $5,000 fine and 10 years in prison. The other four are charged with a second-tier felony and face a $500 fine and five years in prison.

The indictments are the result of a joint effort between Wilson and Department of Social Services Director Susan Alford to reduce fraud.

All of the charges stem from allegations that applicants falsified information to obtain SNAP benefits.

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