Arkansas Woman Defrauds State of Utah Out of $130,000 in Food Stamps

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arkansas woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly defrauding Utah of more than $130,000 in food stamp benefits.

KSL-TV of Salt Lake City reported Sunday that 40-year-old Keashia Latriese Davis was recently indicted on 17 federal counts of fraud.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services says data checks found multiple benefit cards were being used in Arkansas.

Federal investigators say the cards were traced to Davis, of Little Rock.

According to court documents, Davis used other people’s names, personal identifying information as well as a Utah address to get the cards.

She then allegedly sold them for cash.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a federal public defender asked a judge last week to allow Davis to be released pending trial.

The judge ordered her held until then.

I suppose I should be thankful that all she did was stick her hands in the state’s cookie jar rather than the crimes black females usually commit involving some form of assault or murder. Glad to see she’s putting that money to good use on perms and colored contact lenses.

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