A Gardner, Mass. woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Worcester to fraudulently receiving over $100,000 in public benefits.
Heidi Narcisse, 45, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of public money. Narcisse was charged in a felony Information in August 2015. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2015.
Narcisse began collecting Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits in 1999 and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in 2011. To be eligible for these benefits, a person must have very limited income and financial resources, and a person’s spouse’s income can make a person financially ineligible for benefits.
In order to receive these benefits, Narcisse repeatedly and falsely stated that she was separated from her husband, lived alone with her children, and had no outside support. In reality, in July 2006, Narcisse and her husband bought a house together in Gardner, listed that house as their residential address on their respective driver’s licenses, and filed joint tax returns listing the same address. In addition, Narcisse’s husband, who had income from his job, regularly gave Narcisse money for household expenses.
If Narcisse had truthfully reported her living situation and her husband’s financial support, she would not have been eligible to receive the SSI and SNAP benefits. From 2006 to 2014, Narcisse illegally received $100,512 in SSI benefits, and from 2011 to 2015 she received $17,012 in SNAP benefits.
So let me get this straight. This woman was still legally married to her husband and living with him. But then she applied for social security and food stamps and she received it without them asking ANY questions? Awesome system we’ve got going here. Who would ever think someone would try to take advantage of these foolproof programs? Background checks? Home visits? Facebook pictures? Property records? That sounds like way too much work. Here, take your check.
I love when people try to tell Turtleboy that abuse of public assistance is this rare, false flag that we shouldn’t even waste our time talking about. Bullshit. If happens all the time and the only way that you get caught is if you go completely overboard and make a mistake like this woman did. It’s just so easy. Just say you’re a single mom and the state will throw money at you.
We’ve also received inside information about the plea agreement that no other source has. Guess what her punishment is for stealing 117,ooo freaking DOLLARS from the taxpayers? Probation. Three years of it. She also has to pay restitution of the $117K.
But guess what? She doesn’t have $117K because more than likely she spent it all. The state will not be getting that money back and she won’t spend a single day in prison. All she has to do is not get arrested for three more years and this whole thing goes away forever. Because it pays to be a scumbag in Massachusetts. Literally.
This plea agrement was reached on August 12. Guess where Heidi Narcisse was on on August 30, which came 18 days after she was ordered to pay back $117,000 to the state:
Nice, FOXWOODS!!! Because no one ever spends money at Foxwoods!!! And she’s been buying herself a lot of bling:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – America is the only country on earth where the poorest people are the fattest. In other countries when you don’t have a job, you don’t eat. In America when you don’t have a job the government takes you out for lobster dinners at Foxwoods.
After we take back Worcester we’re gonna get started on taking back the whole state. Massachusetts can be a normal state once again, we just need to get people in officer who actually view shit like this as problematic.