Feds Raid Seattle Welfare Woman's Million-Dollar Home: Fraud Case?

Published: 2011-12-07 15:26:20
Author: IB Times Staff Reporter

A woman from Seattle, Wash., who is a welfare recipient, has been garnering much attention lately, but for an odd reason.
She happens to live in a waterfront house on Lake Washington worth approximately $1.2 million dollars and has been living in that same house since 2003.
Sooner or later, one would figure that the government would find something fishy going on. That's exactly what happened on Friday when agents raided the woman's home armed with a search warrant.

According to documents obtained by KING 5 News in Seattle, the woman, who lives with her husband (a chiropractor) currently receives approximately $1272.00 a month in public housing vouchers, state and federal welfare checks, state and federal disability checks and food stamps. They couple has been receiving all the money since the time the house was first bought in 2003.

According to allvoices.com, the woman reportedly used her real address when applying for the state and federal benefits since 2003, but posed as a tenant in the home owned by her and her husband.