Thanks for the reply. She has been on aid for the last six months. The total about that she has received is around 3700. Today the gentleman called and was asking about where I worked and stated that it is important that he speaks with me. He even stated that he would call my job. How can he use this imformation to contact my job about me? I provided no information at all on this mater. Can I be held also responsible for this issue?
She really wants this process to be over with ASAP. What do you suggest?
Ok. Final two questions. How can I be legally brought into this issue? I did not sign any documents, nor did I consent to the applicantion. I surely will not cooperate with him in any regards. How can he contact my employer, if I'm not the person who filled the applicantion or had any dealing with the entire process?
Hi James,I am sorry for the delay. I turned in for the night rather earlier than usual.There's a world of difference between what's necessary for an arrest and what's necessary for a conviction. To arrest someone, the police only need probable cause. Probable cause is just a reasonable belief that a crime may have been committed and that you may have had something to do with it. It takes very little evidence to get probable cause. To convict, the state needs to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, on the other hand. That is a very heavy burden for the state and requires a great deal of evidence. So, if the the authorities believe it reasonable that you and your wife colluded to defraud the State of benefit money, you could be charged of this along with your wife. Then, how much you did and didn't know, what you did or didn't do or consent to, could then be a matter of fact for a jury to determine.I don't necessarily see you being charged here, but it stands to reason that if the authorities are investigating the situation and buzzing around you, something you say could potentially provide them with probable cause. I'm glad to hear the you haven't gotten chatty with him. It can't do either you or your wife any good.
Again, you have not told me the title of the person who called you. But there's no reason why he couldn't come to your workplace and talk to your employer pursuant to a police or state investigation if your employer consents to speak to him.
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