Marion Felon Mary Alexander Playing Race Card
Marion Oaks, Florida — Mary Alexander, 47, of Ocala is still claiming charges against her are “made up.” As Wesley Snipes did during his trial for failing pay taxes, Alexander is also claiming Marion County is a racist county. Alexander is claiming the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is targeting her because she is black.
In June Alexander wrote a letter to Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton claiming she is being targeted because she is a black “business woman” after she was arrested and charged with felony fraud and operating an illegal elderly home in Marion Oaks.
Alexander was arrested again on December 10, 2013 and charged with organized fraud.
Alexander’s attorney, Todd Hopson, claims Alexander didn’t break any laws. Hopson says they will be able to prove she used the stolen EBT cards legally.
Victims have previously stated they didn’t apply for Food Stamps, instead, Alexander applied using their information then used the EBT cards.
During the execution of the search warrants, investigators found ten (10) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT Food Stamp) cards in Alexander’s purse and none of the cards belonged to her.
Investigators working with the United States Department of Agriculture, learned that Alexander used at least two cards on 35 different transactions to purchase more than $3,000 in various items, and Investigators say Alexander did not have permission to use the cards.
The National Action Network Central Florida chapter, founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, said they are standing behind Alexander.
Residents of Marion Oaks who do not wish to be identified in fear of retaliation, say they are disgusted that Alexander is using race to try and avoid felony charges. One resident said, “she abused the system and she abused the elderly both physically and mentally, she should pay for her crimes.”
The investigation is ongoing.