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Defendant Convicted of Felony Charges, Stemming from Welfare Fraud

DATE:  March 9, 2017

CASE:  Randnette F. Billings (Case #12F03169)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney John Pezone, Public Assistance Fraud Unit

Randnette Billings was convicted by a jury of felony welfare fraud, felony perjury, felony offering a false document at a legal proceeding, felony grand theft and felony offering a false claim for payment.

Billings was on public assistance from 2006 through 2010.  She concealed the fact that she was working as an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provider, which led to a loss of approximately $54,000 dollars to the Department of Human Assistance (DHA).  Billings committed perjury when she made the misrepresentation of her income.  When DHA told her of the fraud, she requested a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.  At the hearing, Billings offered a forged letter from the Sacramento Public Authority, which led to a decision in her favor.  Investigation of the letter revealed it was a forgery, which led to a second hearing held by the county and a reversal in the initial decision. 

Billings also committed grand theft of more than $2,000 from IHSS.  Billings submitted a false claim for payment for alleged services she provided when her client was confined to a hospital and skilled nursing facility. 

Billings faces a maximum sentence of 6 years county jail prison.  Sentencing is set for April 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 31 before the Honorable Michael Kenny.


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