32 Brooklynites Accused of Welfare Fraud | NBC New York

32 Brooklynites Accused of Welfare Fraud

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    Kenneet Square, Pa. investment manager bilked clients out of millions, say police

    Authorities say 32 people, some of them financially well-off, have been indicted in a welfare-fraud crackdown.

    Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes says the defendants stole about $1 million in benefits, including welfare, Medicaid and food stamp assistance.

    Some of the defendants owned homes and businesses.

    Authorities say one couple — who were in real estate — had about $2 million in their bank account at one point. The husband of another defendant is a wholesale clothing manufacturer.

    The city's Human Resources Administration and Department of Investigation also were part of the case announced Tuesday.