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Man Charged With Welfare Fraud And Theft In St. Louis County

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By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judges gavel. By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The St. Louis County Attorney's Office has filed welfare fraud charges against 36 year old Odis Trehorn Jones.  According to investigators, Jones reported he was homeless and staying with friends in Minnesota and was approved to receive food support through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and also medical assistance from the state.  Jones, who is also a registered sex offender in Wisconsin, reported to his probation officer that he was living in an apartment in Superior while continuing to report to St. Louis County that he was living in Minnesota.  Jones collected over 2500 dollars in medical assistance and 700 dollars in food support that he was not entitled to from March to June of last year.  He is also charged with eight controlled substance crimes in a separate case

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