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I just don't understand she did what she was told and now this.. she will be labeled a crimial and felon over some state working not doing his job... Why would they punish her for a mistake on both parties... There has to be a law to protect her or something..
Here is what the letter says
I am scheduling an appointment with you to meet and discuss an alleged public benefits fraud overpayment in the food stamp program(s). If you do not attend this meeting, the Office of Inspector General will pursue whatever action is deemed appropriate under law.
and then it has the meeting time..
the even crazier thing about this is she received this on Thursday 9-30-10 and her meeting is 10-7-10.. very short notice to really do anything...
She is scared and expects the worst... Do you recommend a Paid or Public defender..
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