Grand Jury Returns 62 Indictments: Amount in Alleged Welfare Fraud Cases Exceeds $46,000

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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 59 individuals charging 136 separate offenses.

The grand jury returned indictments against 7 individuals for felony welfare fraud:

 

Defendant Name

Last Known Address

Charges

Alleged Amount

Crystal Lynn Doyle

1200 block Baker Road

Virginia Beach, Va. 23455

Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (5 counts)

Over $7,500

Monique Chappelle Mitchell

3800 block Donnington Drive

Virginia Beach, Va. 23456

Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (2 counts)

Over  $1,000

Georgina Marie Norris

600 block Bottino Lane

Virginia Beach, Va. 23455

Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance

Over $3,900

Taesha Lon Ortega

5700 block E. Hastings Arch

Virginia Beach, Va. 23462

Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance, Welfare Fraud – Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances > $200

Over $7,100

Donna Joyce Smith

900 block Catskill Court

Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

Fraudulently Obtaining Welfare Assistance > $200 (2 counts), Welfare Fraud - Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances > $200

Over $4,500

Blake Ann Stanley

1500 block Dylan Drive

Virginia Beach, Va. 23464

Knowingly Make a False Application for Welfare Assistance (2 counts)

Over $2,800

Aisha Aharice Terry

1700 block Chase Point Circle

Virginia Beach, Va. 23454

Welfare Fraud – Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances >$200, Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (7 counts)

Over $19,300

 

A total of 12 defendants were charged with felony drug crimes, comprising 20% of those indicted today.  The grand jury also indicted 3 individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:

 

Defendant Name

Last Known Address

Charges

Elmer Lee Donaldson

2400 block Chetenham Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

DUI 3rd Conviction within 10 Years, Driving with Revoked License

Joseph Patrick Duggan

900 block Virginia Beach Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

DUI 4th or Subsequent Conviction within 10 Years, Driving with Revoked License

Brian Spalding Sands

1800 block Shelton Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

DUI 3rd Conviction within 5 Years

 

Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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