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More Facebook Felonies: When Being Happily Married is Actually a Crime

Thursday, September 26, 2013

caught on facebookBased on what you read in the media, getting free government money has never been easier than it is today.  From food stamps to other government aid programs, there are thousands of dollars available for those that need assistance.  The problem however and the topic of this bail bond blog post is when people who don’t need assistance cheat the system.

This past week in Carlsbad, California, a woman was arrested for failure to disclose facts for public assistance and false claim for reimbursement.  According to authorities, the woman received more than $39,000 in government assistance after lying about her marriage status.  She claimed that she was separated and only received $400 a month.  Well, after a while of pulling the wool over the government’s eyes, someone was smart enough to look on Facebook.  Apparently the woman and her not so estranged husband had just posted some loving photos of each other celebrating their 13th Wedding Anniversary.  So much for lucky number 13.

We want to end this post by thanking Facebook for all that they do.  Whether they realize it or not, this global social media site has become a true crime stopper.  So next time you are going to post that “selfie” on Facebook, you better get out your legal books and make sure that you aren’t doing anything illegal in the picture, because if there is one thing that Facebook is good at other than lowering the productivity levels of workers everywhere, it is good at helping people trip up and confess to crimes without even knowing they are.  Read the original story below.

Original article: Facebook Post Lands Carlsbad Woman In Jail

Posted by: Eric Granof

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