Welfare Fraud Arrests in Bradenton
103 people arrested in a welfare fraud sting in Manatee county. Deputies went undercover to catch people illegally buying or selling EBT cards. Those arrested are looking at felony and misdemeanor social welfare fraud charges. It becomes a felony charge if the fraud is over $200. Starting in January, cops paid cash to people for EBT cards for about half what they were worth.
What To Do If You Were Arrested for Welfare Fraud
The government comes down hard on people accused of welfare fraud. If you’ve been arrested, it’s important not to speak with anyone until you speak with your attorney first. Defending the people arrested in Operation Meal Ticket is highly technical, so be sure your attorney is qualified to handle this type of complex case.
Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Zimmerman has defended clients charged with welfare fraud in the past and has the experience to aggressively fight these charges.
For more information, contact Zimmerman and Zimmerman at 941-364-8503 or fill out our online case evaluation form.