Woman Found Guilty Of Welfare Fraud

Aug 1, 2014

  Las Cruces—A jury found Miroslava Girard guilty of a single count of Failing to Disclose Facts to Obtain Public Assistance; a 2nd degree felony;  which included Food Stamps, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Medicaid and cash from 2008-2012.

Girard violated New Mexico State Statutes by failing to report the income of her live-in boyfriend, who is the father of her child, and the fact that her son was covered under his medical insurance policy.

This 2nd degree felony verdict carries a maximum exposure of 9 years incarceration.

Girard is currently in the Army Reserves at Fort Bliss, TX.

Sentence pending from Judge Fernando Macias, District Court Judge.

Information from Third Judicial District Attorney's Office