Illinois state worker faked triplets to get extra food stamps
An Illinois caseworker who fabricated triplets so her boyfriend could receive extra food stamps was Monday sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Ebony Martin, 34, was employed at the Illinois Department of Human Services when she created a phony state file for her boyfriend, 38-year-old Keith Jones, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.Read that again. She committed more than $20K worth of fraud, yet was sentenced to the same sort of punishment you'd expect for jaywalking or perhaps littering (or second degree murder in Massachusetts...). 30 days for stealing nearly $22,000 in food stamps - in less than a year. That's a much better ROI than sticking up convenience stores, is it not? I'd really like to know why she got such a light sentence - that's not much of a deterrent to future scame artists, is it?
Then again, it's not like it was real money, right?
That is all.