16 Philly Residents Charged with Welfare Fraud

Ringleader was not on welfare but was a clerical worker at the welfare office


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be newsSixteen Philadelphia residents are accused of scamming the state welfare system out of $330,000, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Kyshima Montgomery, a clerical worker at the Philadelphia County Assistance office was allegedly the ring leader.

Montgomery doled out a series of improperly dispersed “Special Allowances of One Time Issuance.” This type of allowance is electronically transferred to the welfare recipient’s account and allows them to withdraw money using a debit card. Montgomery would withdraw most of the money for herself but shared the stolen cash with 15 other welfare recipients.

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