Georgia woman arrested for food stamp, Medicaid fraud

Jennifer Collins
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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 14, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Georgia woman is accused of lying on public assistance applications in order to qualify for Medicaid and food stamp benefits.

Following an investigation, Leon County deputies arrested 36-year-old Jennifer Collins, of Newnan, Georgia.

According to arrest documents, Collins under-reported her income and forged signatures on employment verification documents submitted to the Department of Children and Families.

As a result, investigators say Collins received at total of more than $6,100 in Medicaid and food stamp program benefits which she was not legally eligible for.

Collins was arrested Monday and charged with public assistance fraud.

Collins was booked into the Leon County Detention Facility and bonded out later the same day.