Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Woman charged with welfare fraud

Hernando Today staff report

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SPRING HILL - A Spring Hill woman already in jail on battery charges was charged with welfare fraud on Monday.

According to a sheriff's office arrest affidavit, Ashley McGinley advertised on Facebook last month she was selling $100 worth of food stamps for $50.

McGinley, 23, of Deborah Drive, admitting during questioning that she sold her EBT card to a friend.

Sheriff's detectives eventually found and questioned the man who bought McGinley's food stamps card, and he said he paid her $100 for two purchases totalling $220.83 on Aug. 7.

Jail records show McGinley is being held on no bond on felony battery charges.

Court records show McGinley has been found guilty of driving with a suspended or revoked license in the past, as well as possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, battery and falsely reporting a crime.

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