Grand Jury Returns 150 Indictments: Amount in Alleged Welfare Fraud Exceeds $34,000

Monday, August 05, 2013

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that a grand jury meeting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today returned indictments against 131 individuals charging 311 separate offenses.

 

Antonio Ledgester, age 21, of the 400 block of Realty Lane in Virginia Beach, was indicted for Second Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm, and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Ledgester is charged in connection with the January 25, 2013, death of Charles Boston in the Pecan Gardens neighborhood. 

 

The grand jury returned indictments against five (5) individuals for felony welfare fraud:

 

Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges Amount Alleged
Tifani Renee-Lee Brown

4900 block Adela Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance;  Welfare Fraud - Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances > $200 (3 counts) Over $3,900
Tina Knehr Carter

1200 block Baker Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance; Obtain Food Stamps Under False Pretense Over $1,400
Jamie Lane Reamy

5800 block Chesapeake Blvd

Norfolk, VA 23513
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance Over $1,200
Christina Sanchez

5500 block Campus Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (3 counts); Welfare Fraud - Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances > $200 (3 counts) Over $13,300
Theresa Nicole Tellez

3600 block Ship Chandlers Wharf

Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (4 counts); Welfare Fraud - Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances > $200; Obtain Food Stamps Under False Pretense (3 counts) Over $14,700
 

 

The grand jury also indicted seven (7) individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:

 

 

Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Daniel John Bacon

500 block Spring Lake Crescent

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
DUI- 3rd Conviction within 5 Years
Paul Andrew Buck

4600 block Fern Oak Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years; Hit and Run – Damage to Attended Property
Mark Thomas Clementi

3400 block Dana Lane

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years
Jamie Ronnell Green

2700 block Azalea Garden Road

Norfolk, VA 23513
DUI-3rd Conviction within 10 Years
Paul Joseph Hartman

4800 block Kiowa Lane

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
DUI-3rd Conviction within 10 Years
Dwight Dantonio Johnson

800 block Downing Street

Hampton, VA 23661
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 5 Years
John Ethan Jones

800 block Simpkins Lane

Virginia Beach, VA 23454
DUI- 3rd Conviction within 10 Years; Drive After License Revoked for DWI/Manslaughter/Maiming and DUI Violation
 

 

Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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