WAIT… WHAT?! DC Woman Charged With Welfare Fraud, And Look Who’s Her Husband…

A woman in D.C. was just charged with welfare fraud, after collecting more than $100K in benefits while her husband made more than $1M annually as a highly-paid attorney, per Allen West.

Check it out:

From NBC:
An Arlington woman was arrested this week and charged with four counts of welfare fraud for collecting over $100,000 in benefits – all while her husband was a high-earning attorney in D.C., police say.

Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and Medicaid assistance for the past six years.

While Helen was collecting benefits, her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning $1.5 million per year as a lawyer, according to court documents obtained by News4.

Although her husband hasn’t been charged, it’s possible her husband was in on the fraud.

It’s beyond confusing how and why this woman was able to receive the benefits she did—she clearly did not quality.

Nevertheless, this is a perfect example of a total abuse of the system.

177 COMMENTS

        • not fair to the kids though, if all goes awry. Better to throw her in jail and make the husband hand the funds back over with interest, plus the cost of the court fees, prosecutor, and any other expense having to do with this. He must have seen some kind of evidence that she was doing this. Did she not have access to the money he made? One has to question. We are assuming that he is a good husband and father. Maybe he’s a jackass to live with.

    • That means he won’t be able to defend fer either….What a shame. Put ’em in 2 separate jail cells. That way they can procreate while they’re in there because neither will have a job when they get out.

    • he didn’t high tail it for Nigeria, Africa for nothing,,,,especially since he’s a litigation lawyer

    • No, she had to either falsify paperwork, or use someone else’s. My husband and I tried to get help once and we were denied because we received $12 over the limit (we’re both disabled). We had to show bank statements, household bills, etc. I’d like to know how she did it!

      • you are right Gail, I am on disability getting a big $915. a month, I have custody of my 3 year old grand daughter, I qualify for $16. a month in food stamps, crazy

  1. HE should be immediately disbarred and they BOTH should be tried for fraud against the government. Upon conviction, every item of personal property they have accumulated by their fraud should be seized by the government for sale at auction to repay their debt to the government. The ONLY assets that should be spared is enough money to pay for their children’s education in private schools through high school. At that point, the children should learn that actions have consequences, sometimes for others than those directly involved in criminal activity. They can pay for their OWN college educations. I did. And I know MANY others who have also.

    Upon release from prison, assuming they’re guilty, they should be either deported (if naturalized citizens) or spend a MINIMUM of 15 years on probation with another 20 years awaiting them if they break probation.

  2. What if her husband was the greedy one and kept all the money he made to himself and didn’t give her a dime but she won’t leave him because she luuuuuvs him?

  3. Disgusting! Some people have no shame in what they do! Nor do they think about the person or persons who are deprived benefits because of there fraud. I have no sympathy for anyone who commits a crime of Welfare Fraud it’s time she meets Lady Justice and has the full measure of the law thrown at her!

  4. I lived on the Tx/Mx border for many years,outside of Brownsville,Tx. During that time,I found that there were about three American TV stations[no cable where I lived] and many Mexican stations,which played many good movies,both Mexican and American,with subtitles and/or dubbed. I noticed that there were regularly broadcast ads for Mexicans to qualify for “assistance”,offering classes to learn how to get freebies. These classes were paid for[like the ads] by OUR Government!!

  5. meanwhile, people that really need assistance, single mothers struggling, out of work seniors, & elderly are left without… shame

  6. I couldn’t even qualify for Med-i-Cal after my husbands head injury because I have a term life policy and this loser who’s husband makes money I’ll never see in my lifetime gets welfare. PATHETIC. Oh, and let me add, I do not live off the system, no food stamps no health care. I pay my own way completely.

  7. You ask where Trump could get the money to build a wall ? He knows—It’s from things like this that has been allowed and set up the last 8 years. The plane load of money on skids sent over to another country. For WHO now ? Did not see anyone come home.

  8. The husband is making 1.5 million a year in a top law firm I am sure he new nothing about this, and even if he did 100k and fines will not break him I am sure.
    Ethics in this country have gone out the door, there is more to this then is being told I am sure.

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    YES.
    AMERICA: “I SAID TO PUT UP NOW SARA!”

    & YOU JUST DID.
    & YOU LOSE NOW.

    AMERICA: “HEY SARA! THIS WEBSITE IS GROSS.”

  10. just make her work in a soup kitchen and pick up trash when she isn’t dishing up food let her go home at night so we don’t have to pay for her to be in jail! And bring back the Chain ‘Gang please. we need road work done and convicts might as well do it while we feed cloth and house them. Sometimes the old ways are the better ways, and now I do sound like my dad.

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