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ICE: Illegal Convicted After Stealing $20K Worth of Welfare Benefits

According to a U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) press release, an illegal alien living in Iowa has been sentenced for “fraudulently withdrawing welfare assistance.”

“Cleotilde Puac-Gomez, 46, a citizen of Guatemala who is illegally residing in the U.S. in Clarion, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison after pleading guilty Feb. 6, 2019, to one count of theft of U.S. government funds,” the release said.

In a plea agreement, Puac-Gomez admitted that she underreported her husband’s income in order to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid benefits.

Her husband, Melvin Rodriguez-Barrios, is also an illegal alien who used someone else’s social security number to obtain work in the U.S.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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