(Palm Beach Post) With a round pool in the backyard, a Mercedes and a boat in the driveway and a greenhouse and an aviary nearby, the Loxahatchee house doesn’t look like it was owned by someone who qualified for public assistance.
But it was.
While living the life of luxury on a 1-acre manicured lot, Gloria Valle-Clas collected between $305,000 and $377,000 in food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid benefits. Using two separate Social Security numbers and as many as 12 aliases, she duped government agencies into sending her monthly assistance checks and picking up her medical bills for nearly a decade.
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