SAN BERNARDINO – A San Bernardino County welfare fraud sweep led to the arrest of twenty-nine people San Bernardino County District Attorney officials said. Of the twenty-nine arrested; 13 are from San Bernardino, 1 is from Highland, 2 are from Colton, 1 is from Victorville, 3 are from Rialto, 2 arefrom Yucaipa, 3 are from Rancho Cucamonga, 2 are from Fontana, 1 is from Upland and 1 is from Campos.
The welfare sweep was done over a week period and those arrested were arrested on outstanding warrants. Between the twenty-nine defendants, the District Attorney’s officials said that over $245,269.00 was illegally collected. The District Attorneys office spokesman Christopher Lee told a 24/7 Headline reporter that all of those arrested committed fraud, deceiving Human Services in order to obtain benefits they did not need or deserve.
“We will hold those who cheat the system accountable for their actions and make sure that welfare funds remain available to those who are truly struggling and legitimately need public assistance,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said in the news release.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office worked in conjunction with local law enforcement and the San Bernardino County Human Services Department to investigate the alleged fraud.
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