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Fri August 1, 2014
Woman Found Guilty Of Welfare Fraud
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