Two Dozen IRS employees received food stamps, welfare, and housingSubmitted by JO4RP on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 14:55
Two DOZEN IRS employees 'received more than $250,000 in food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers after lying about being unemployed'
Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers, the U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said in a news release.
Prosecutors say 13 of the IRS employees face federal charges of lying about being unemployed while applying for or recertifying their government benefits. They each face up to five years in prison if convicted of making false statements to receive the benefits.