WHERE DOES IT STOP?
An Arlington woman was arrested this week and charged with four counts of welfare fraud for collecting over $100,000 in benefits – all while her husband was a high-earning attorney in D.C., police say.
Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and Medicaid assistance for the past six years.
While Helen was collecting benefits, her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning $1.5 million per year as a lawyer, according to court documents obtained by News4.
Husband Fidelis’ LinkedIn page claims he works for the D.C. firm of Mayer Brown. Today the firm said he no longer works there. Apparently Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, managed to ‘catch a plane’ to Africa, the court officials believe.
The Police still don’t know the reason why the woman was abusing the system and how did she managed to get qualifications for it’s benefits. They came up later with a statement:
“We hope it sends a message that if you are taking public assistance it’s truly intended for those in need, and we’re committed to ensuring those who need the most help receive it,” said Arlington County Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage.
We can all agree that president Trump has to make a move here and change the system. No one deserves 100,000$ benefits with a year salary of over 1.5 million dollars.
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