DA: 35 people busted in $100K welfare fraud

BROOKLYN - Nearly three dozen people have been arrested in Brooklyn in connection with multiple welfare fraud cases.The Brooklyn District Attorney Office's says 35 people have been indicted for allegedly stealing $100,000 from the Human Resources Administration.According to prosecutors, one particular case involved 12 suspects who used Medicaid to fund a $200,000 prescription pill operation.Officials say the defendants took over a doctor's office in Bushwick and wrote fake prescriptions for Oxycontin, which they then sold on the street.The 12 suspects in the Bushwick case have all been charged with second-degree grand larceny, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

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