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Bedford Woman Arrested On Welfare Fraud

Last updated on Thursday, December 13, 2012

(BEDFORD) - 44-year-old Deborah Santos, of Bedford, was charged with welfare fraud for allegedly receiving Social Security benefit for someone who wasn’t living with her.

She was arrested Thursday by Indiana State Police Troopers and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lawrence Circuit Court, Santos didn't notify the Social Security Administration and inform its representatives the person was no longer in her care. She continued to receiving the benefits, totaling $4,300.

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