Brooklyn DA: 8 Indicted In Welfare, Medicaid Fraud Cases

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Prosecutors say eight people have been indicted in separate cases of welfare and Medicaid fraud.

LISTEN: WCBS880’s Irene Cornell reports

Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes said the largest individual theft is charged against 58-year-old Mohammed Irshad Chaudhry. Hynes says Chaudhry collected $150,000 in benefits for himself, his wife and five children by claiming to have no resources.

“In his application for Medicaid benefits, he claimed he was employed as a worker in an auto repair shop with an income of $350 a week,” said Hynes. “In fact, he was the CEO of Super Punjab Auto Repair and Body Shop.”

Hynes says Chaudhry also owned a Pakistani tea shop, a sweets house on Coney Island Avenue, a gas station and rental property and a taxi cab and medallion which brought in as much as $8,000 a month.

Chaudhry faces welfare fraud, grand larceny and other charges.

Prosecutors say seven other people were also indicted Tuesday on other unrelated medicare and welfare fraud cases.

  • Blasterific

    Only 8 caught out of probably 80,000 that are milking the system. It is more than likely cheaper to pay them, than to investigate and incarcerate all these trash people of ALL races.

  • Bklyn mom

    There is fraud EVERYWHERE! Every community has its bad apples. It’s not just Muslims or Hasidics or Russians. The problem is that the system is so overrun with typical union /government workers who don’t give a rat’s ass, that many of these people don’t get caught. It’s very sad.

    • Blasterific

      They don’t give a rat’s ass because our stupid govt says give it to them! Obama stamps for all!

  • NYGirl

    Great I’m giving some Muslim (who probably wants to kill me) who wasn’t even born in my country all these entitlements. Seriously, our government screws it’s own people to help people that don’t even belong here. INSANITY!

  • dollars AND SENSE

    OK.Nice to hear about people getting caught, though it seems MUCH more seldom than it should be……..Word is that this type of fraud runs rampant in the Hasidic community. Where there’s smoke, theres got to be some fire.

  • Ackeem

    Wow Crazy

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