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Welfare fraud strains County coffers

By Jill Ballinger GAZETTE EDITOR

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The system itself is

The system itself is fraudulent , u need to investigate your selves internally. Starting with your investigator, for discrimination and harrasment and A violation of a persons rights . Internal investigators from the state & Federal government have been notified. The media will be next, god help u and God bless .

I completely agree, my aunt

I completely agree, my aunt was charged with " fraud" in mariposa and after getting an outside attorney charges were dismissed she is now currently in the process of a lawsuit aginst the county itself . Anyone who has been charged in mariposa county can reply to me and i can put you in contact with her lawyer. Thank you, james. S

This is a mean spirited

This is a mean spirited article and totally unneccessary. Why name local people's names, even some with young children? These are really tough times, and I don't think we have the full stories here, so who are we to judge? Oh, wait, I guess Ms. Ballinger is...

I suspect that welfare fraud

I suspect that welfare fraud is underreported and Ms. Gordo's investigations only expose the tip of the iceberg. It is my understanding that Ms. Gordo's position will be turned into a part-time position despite the need for a welfare fraud investigator. Is that the "attrition" that the Human Services Director means when he speaks about financing the Taj Mahal?

Why bring something about

Why bring something about fraud from last year, now in June?Something does not smell good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

work or go hungry. What a

work or go hungry. What a concept.

She's been investigating

She's been investigating welfare fraud in Mariposa county for 27 years and apparently hasn't been able to stop it at all.

now that's not fair...it's

now that's not fair...it's like saying because the Sheriff's Dept investigates crime, we shouldn't have any. There will always be someone new trying a new scheme.

It took her seven years to

It took her seven years to investigate a food stamp fraud? What the hell she was doing in between times?

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