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Raleigh woman charged with public assistance fraud

Posted June 6, 2010

— A Raleigh woman is accused of lying in order to get about $5,500 in public assistance from the state of North Carolina, according to an arrest warrant.

Adele Barker, 28, of 1333 Swing Line Way, faces charges of childcare subsidy fraud, public assistance fraud and food stamp fraud.

The warrant states that Barker told a Wake County Human Services case manager that was she was not living with her children's father when she, in fact, was.

Barker was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $30,000 bond. Her first court appearance was set for Monday.


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  • farm Jun 7, 2010

    "i agree. and that is my point. one of just a few thousand that does it and she happens to be black and reporte to the news." I wish they would catch everyone who defrauds the system. Being black has nothing to do with it....

  • Surrey Hills Jun 7, 2010

    Your comments are spot on, allie19!! I agree 100%!!

  • allie19 Jun 7, 2010

    well she can't be illegal, they wouldn't report that. I really don't see as many "European americans" abusing the system in my daily work in healthcare. There are some of every race but not as many of some as there are others. Thats just the truth, theres no denying it.

  • wakemom Jun 7, 2010

    Hardwork, when there is a story about the white single mother that goes out and drinks every night...... We'll talk about it." farm

    Yeah right... I'll be eagerly awaiting the conversation on that one... this is the first time since I've been on GOLO where there's been an actual article about someone charged with public assistance fraud... you think that's stopped people from making the comments though? I think not... like I said, welfare recipients aren't just black and those abusing the system aren't just black either... but that's all people ever seem to talk about, whether it's warranted or not...

    i agree. and that is my point. one of just a few thousand that does it and she happens to be black and reporte to the news.

  • ncguy Jun 7, 2010

    The tip of the iceberg.

  • OneLove Jun 7, 2010

    I wish there was a "Like" button for allie19's post! Agreed!

  • allie19 Jun 7, 2010

    I work in the healthcare field and approx 75-85 % of our patients are medicaid. What made them single this one out? Anyone and everyone does this. This is not about race but about someone who did something stupid enough to ger caught. Its a sad world that votes someone in office hoping that they will "get more". That is making so many people dependent on government for everything. It is not the governments job to provide us with food, medical care, discounts on cars, free housing, and on and on and on. There is no resons for them to work or try to succeed because they are successful in what they want to do, no work and get paid. I have just one question, what if all of us who work for a living quit our jobs on the same day and applied for unempployment, food stamps, welfare, etc. Who would pay for it all then?

  • farm Jun 7, 2010

    We got Hallmark working on a card for her....

  • MizzZeta Jun 7, 2010

    Hardwork919, when I said it wasn't about race, I was referring to the problem and not the comments posted here. I learned long ago to look passed the ignorance that crops up here on GOLO...

  • Just the facts mam Jun 7, 2010

    I am sure there are hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud like this in NC - the liberals do not want to know or hear about it.....