Tallahassee woman arrested for fraudulently receiving food stamps

Tallahassee woman arrested for public assistance fraud
Posted at 12:22 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 13:50:07-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman was arrested for fraudulently receiving $5,500 in food stamps after she claimed she was unemployed when she was working.

Ramona Lee Kravitsky, 36, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday on one count of public assistance fraud. She remained in jail Friday on a $2,500 bond.

A Tallahassee Police Department investigator wrote that on various days between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017, Kravitsky fraudulently obtained more public assistance than she should have received because of her misrepresentation.

On Feb. 23, 2016, Kravitsky submitted an application to the Department of Children and Families reporting her employment at Lewis Property Management, according to an affidavit of complaint.

On April 5, 2016, she submitted documentation that she no longer worked there.

An investigator found that Kravistsky was employed by Mabie Marketing Group from March 21, 2016, through June 20, 2016, and earned gross wages of $2,939.16.

She was employed by Adecco USA Inc. from June 3, 2016, through July 3, 2017, and earned $18,454, a court document shows.

By submitting false applications to the department, Kravitsky fraudulently received $5,504 in Food Stamp Program benefits from April 2016 through March 2017.

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