LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Two people have been charged with welfare fraud, that’s according to the Michigan Department of Human Services. After DHS investigated, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed charges.
The two were sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution.
Muriel Flowers of Romulus pleaded no contest to welfare fraud/failure to inform involving more than $500. She will spend five years on probation and pay restitution of more than $24,000 plus court fines and costs.
Nina Mitchell of Detroit pleaded guilty to attempted welfare fraud. Mitchell is a former employee of the Michigan Department of Human Services. She spent one day in jail and has already paid more than $1,300 restitution.