Welfare fraud. Is it really a big deal?
Just how serious is this? As in like how much trouble can one get in for committing welfare fraud. I am not talking about a debate about "why its bad and how it effects people that are in need" so please keep those opinions to yourself. This post is about what might actually happen to a person that does this. I am well aware of the many opinions of what people think of welfare in general because of the numerous other welfare posts.
But here's the situation. Right now, my ex and I have joint custody and he has primary residence. He gets medicaid and food stamps for our kids. He received a ten thousand dollar check from me. He did not claim it in his assistance case. Nor did he claim it to Social Security and one of my sons is disabled and receives disability money. He didnt spend ONE DAMN DIME on my children!!! Acutally he took them to a concert (and I bought the tickets) where my thirteen year old son got offered DRUGS and asked to run away with some girl that looked about 17!!
I buy all their school clothes, supplies, summer, winter clothes, field trips, give them money, pay my sons phone bill. Basically I completely take care of them financially, and pay child support and they are over my house twice as much as their fathers. The ten grand I gave him is gone, and the child support money doesnt go to the kids. I am so pissed.
So I brought in my proof that he got this large amount of money from me to the assistance offices and social security offices.
Someone told me he could go to jail for this. I want something done, but jail time woud really suck. Although I would retain residential custody of the boys again..... am I taking things too far? Hes trying to take me to court for more child support and this is a SMALLLLLL town, I have been hearing rumors that he is on cocaine.
I dont know what to do.