32 indicted in NYC welfare fraud crackdown

NEW YORK - (AP) - Authorities say 32 people, some of themfinancially well-off, have been indicted in a welfare-fraudcrackdown.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes says the defendantsstole about $1 million in benefits, including welfare, Medicaid andfood stamp assistance.

Some of the defendants owned homes and businesses.

Authorities say one couple - who were in real estate - had about$2 million in their bank account at one point. The husband ofanother defendant is a wholesale clothing manufacturer.

The city's Human Resources Administration and Department ofInvestigation also were part of the case announced Tuesday.

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