From staff reports
The Office of State Inspector General filed welfare fraud charges against 178 individuals, including a Franklin woman, between Jan. 1 and March 31.
Montice Robinson, 36, of Franklin, is alleged to have fraudulently received $4,097 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
If convicted, the maximum penalty the defendants face is seven years in prison and a fine of $15,000, plus a mandatory disqualification period from the benefits program they allegedly defrauded, the release said.
The OSIG filed 90 cases of fraudulently receiving public assistance that were graded as felonies, as well as 88 misdemeanor charges.