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Welfare fraud lands Battle Creek couple in Federal Court.


BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- They have been holding down full time jobs, but that’s not what they told welfare officials and now a couple from Battle Creek face federal charges that they bilked Uncle Sam out of 88-thousand dollars, and the fraud has gone on for nearly a decade.

The Indictment claims that while Jose Vicente-Sanchez and Delfina Gebre-Duran have been working steadily at Cary Dairy in Battle Creek, they have claimed poverty, receiving foodstamps, Medicaid, WIC and other welfare benefits since 2003.

The indictment also claims that Gebre-Duran is an undocumented alien. Their trial is set for next month.