Maybe it's time to eliminate a few of the 1 million ways peopele can obtain money from the taxpayers for doing nothing. Yet anothiner government wealth redistribution program is taken advantage of by the allegedly unscrupulous. THe real question, however, is: did you even know the government was giving your money away in this fashion?
A former Orange County woman has been charged with stealing
$6,500 in public assistance fraud by cheating the system after moving out of
the County and continuing to receive aid illegally. Jaelyne Jacsen, 48,
is charged with four felony counts of perjury by false application for aid
and one felony count of receiving aid by misrepresentation. She faces a
maximum sentence of five years and eight months in state prison if convicted
on these counts. Jacsen is being held on $100,000 bail and must prove the
money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bail. She is
scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Department
CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
In October 2007, Jacsen is accused of applying for Orange County public
assistance while living in Lake Forest. The defendant qualified for a State
program called "Safe at Home", where she could maintain a confidential
address when receiving public financial aid. Jacsen is accused of using an
Orange County post office box for correspondence related to her public