Perris woman arrested for allegedly filing fraudulent documents to receive welfare benefits

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PERRIS (CNS) - A Perris woman suspected of falsifying documents to receive tens of thousands of dollars in welfare benefits, including low-income housing accommodations, was behind bars Thursday. Kimberly Blair was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of theft, welfare fraud, perjury and other offenses. She was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside. Bail information was not immediately available. According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. John Burke, detectives and agents from the county Department of Public Social Services' Anti-Fraud Unit conducted a joint investigation of Blair after evidence surfaced that she was allegedly utilizing Section 8 housing and food stamp benefits to which she was not entitled. The investigation revealed the alleged theft of roughly $105,000
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