Columbus, GA asked in Public Benefits for Alabama

Q: What is the statuette of limitations on food stamp fraud by a social worker for DHR?

My ex-wife is a social worker for DHR in Alabama. After child birth, she decided to not go back to work. She then applied for food stamps and said I left them and she was all alone......which was a total lie. I had no idea about this. I found out much later and asked her to not re-apply......which she didn't. It only happened for one years time(2009). Anyway, she now work for DHR again in the food stamp office of all places. She constantly threatens me about not letting me see my daughter b/c she knows the ins and outs of social work in the county we live in(etowah). She informed me that she's not the only social worker there who's done this. I was just curious if she could still be prosecuted for this?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Possibly but you may have some exposure.If you don't have a divorce lawyer you may want to consult one on the constant threats. Right now you don't know the law (and she doesn't but is manipulating).

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