6 Arrested In Connection With Welfare Fraud

Six more people have been either arrested or arraigned in connection with a statewide crackdown on fraudulent use of welfare benefit cards.

The state attorney general's office says the six suspects are charged with larceny and procurement fraud for selling the electronic cards meant to be used for the purchase of food for cash.

The people are from Boston, Weymouth, Waltham, Quincy and Milford.

On April 19, 21 people were charged in connection with illegally selling their benefit cards at stores. Fifteen have been summoned to court.

The investigation is ongoing.

This program aired on May 11, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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