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A second woman was arrested after a March 4, federal search warrant was served on the Hay Meat Market, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agents say Liteasha Marquee Johnson, 36, enter the Hay Meat Market on January 6, and...
Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman was arrested after investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services determined she had committed welfare fraud. Investigator T.N.Mitchell said that Jessica L. Fong, 28, falsified multiple Department of Children and Families applications when...
Ocala, Florida -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that they had completed a nearly 4-year-long investigation into the Hay Meat Market, located at 3334 Northwest Blitchton Road, Ocala. The Hay Meat Market opened for business in 2008. A...
  Ocala, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will launch the WIC electronic benefits transfer system in all Marion County WIC offices March 3, 2014. Marion County WIC offices in Ocala, Belleview, Dunnellon, Lynne and Reddick will...
  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 to pay taxes, Alexander is also claiming Marion County is a racist...
  Ocala, Florida -- Mary Alexander, 47, of Ocala has been charged with organized fraud. Alexander’s arrest, today, stems from an ongoing investigation by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Attorney General’s...
  Tampa, Florida -- A Tampa Police Department Officer has been arrested and fired from her job. LaJoyce Houston, 47, was a sergeant with TPD. Also arrested was Rita Girven, 31, of Tampa, of whom was already in the Hillsborough County Jail...
  Tallahassee, Florida -- Despite warnings from the Department of Children and Families, Food Stamp recipients continue to break the law by selling the benefits for cash. There is a growing trend in Florida that affects both Food Stamp recipients and...
Food Stamp recipient benefits will decrease on November 1,2013. Food Assistant benefits will decrease due to the ending of SNAP increases from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the Stimulus Plan). Although federal funds...