Friday, August 24, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Gwinnett County jury has found a Lawrenceville woman guilty of claiming nearly $30,000 in food stamps and child care expenses that she was not entitled to.
The Gwinnett District Attorney's Office released information Friday on the case of Lindsay Dawn Small, who was convicted on one count of welfare fraud after a four-day trial. She was sentenced to five years of probation, with 11 months to be served in a work release program.
In addition to a $1,000 fine, Judge Valeria Head ordered Small to repay the money she fraudulently received.
According to officials from the district attorney's office, Small committed fraud by applying for and receiving $28,000 in food stamps and child care expenses. She claimed to live at her home on Village Run alone with three children.
"In fact, the trial revealed evidence that she was married and her husband was living in the marital home with her," Chief Assistant District Attorney Dan Mayfield said in a news release.
Gwinnett County jail records show Small was originally arrested in Oct. 2010.
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hendee prosecuted the case.