Las Cruces woman found guilty of $95,000 welfare fraud

Third Judicial District Attorney's Office
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:45pm

A jury found Miroslava Girard guilty of one count of Failing to Disclose Facts to Obtain Public Assistance, which included Food Stamps, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Medicaid and cash from 2008-2012.

Girard violated New Mexico State Statutes by failing to report the income of her live-in boyfriend, who is the father of her child, and the fact that her son was covered under his medical insurance policy.

This 2nd degree felony verdict carries a maximum exposure of 9 years incarceration. Her sentence is pending from Judge Fernando Macias, District Court Judge.

Girard is currently in the Army Reserves at Fort Bliss.


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