Tallahassee woman arrested for public assistance fraud

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 08:35:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman was arrested for public assistance fraud after investigators accused her of receiving $2,700 in benefits because she misrepresented the time her children lived in her household.

When Emily Christine Brewton, 28, applied for public assistance, she fraudulently claimed that in 2016 both her children lived with her but for about nine months neither did, according to an affidavit of complaint.

By submitting false applications to the Department of Children and Families in 2016, she illegally received $2,700 in Food Stamp Program benefits from April through September and from November through December, an investigator with the Florida Department of Financial Services wrote in the court document. 

She was booked into the Leon County Jail on Tuesday. 

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