Welfare fraud in Kansas

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MARRIED COUPLE IN BONNER SPRINGS PLEAD TO FELONY WELFARE FRAUD. By Mass Appeal

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan – After collecting more than $85,000 in public assistance, Gregory Riley, 44, and Diana Riley, 47, of Bonner Springs both pleaded no contest on Monday to one count of felony welfare fraud and one count of perjury.

The couple fraudulently collected $22,000 in food assistance, $60,000 in medical coverage and $3,000 in utility service. According to court documents, investigators from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation learned the couple has five bank accounts and a second home.

However, the Rileys reported a total of $75 in two bank accounts and no real estate holdings aside from their personal residence.

Sentencing has been scheduled for March 20.

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