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Long Beach Woman Among 9 Charged in Welfare Fraud Sweep

Charged with felony counts related to the theft of $25,000 in Medicaid benefits.

A Long Beach woman was one of nine people charged with stealing more than $282,000 in bogus Medicaid benefits.

Noemi Perdomo, 48, was arrested and charged with second-degree grand larceny, second-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing on Dec. 6, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Friday.

Rice said that between January 2004 and October 2010, Perdomo stole more than $98,000 in undeserved Medicaid benefits by claiming a weekly family income of $800 to $1,000. Perdomo failed to disclose the income from her husband’s landscaping business, her husband’s purchase of two houses in Florida, and annual deposits into personal accounts of between $84,000 and $221,000.

Perdomo is due back in court Feb.6. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison.

The other people arrested in the sweep were Byung Jun, 42, and Myung Hee Jun, 43, of Plainview; Shahrzad Mahgerefteh, 41, and Josef Mahgerefteh, 47, of Great Neck; Jie Lin, 34, and Feng Lin, 41, of Seaford; Heng Ping Lin, 44, and Hui Lan Chen Lin, 46, of Farmingdale.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said the sweep was the result of joint investigations by the D.A’s Public Assistance Fraud Unit and the Nassau County Department of Social Services Special Investigations Unit.

Since 2007, the District Attorney’s Office has uncovered more than $3.4 million in stolen benefits and returned more than $2.1 million to the taxpayer, Rice said.

“Medicaid is designed to provide much-needed healthcare to our society’s most vulnerable members, not to criminals who think nothing of placing their financial burdens on the backs of the taxpayer,” said Rice in a statement, adding her office "will continue to find and arrest the scam artists who plague these essential programs."

liz December 23, 2011 at 02:57 PM
Just turn them in we all know of a few baby momma no dad but he's working and lives with pill popping women who gets all this cash to buy drugs lady next door to them is hooker prostitute let's men abuse her daughter school called cps. Sick women. Free money for drugs kids suffer family of pill heads.drug test and home visits more people can report them its over for trash like them
liz December 23, 2011 at 03:04 PM
What kind of mother takes pills drugs while pregnant ! Not embarrassed all three are pill dopes cps. Didn't scare her trash
liz December 23, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Wheresssssss denny
liz December 23, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Love to know where she is. Anyone know her I hope its not up east end. Some say west end. By school?
Lloyd December 25, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Some of these posts are very hard to read. How about inserting a period at the end of your sentence, and capitalizing the first letter of a sentence? Maybe separating your thoughts with a comma would help too. You know who you are, but on second thought, if you recognized all your mistakes, could you even correct them? How about a ruling.....No welfare for drug users or high school dropouts. Maybe that would encouage a few to at least finish school before they start having babies or using crack.

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