Attorney General Jack Conway announced has that a state employee and a welfare recipient have both been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for assistance program fraud.
34-year-old Angela Weatherington, who is employed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Campbell County, is charged with two counts of assistance program fraud by an employee. Weatherington is accused of helping 41-year-old Fort Thomas resident Nicholas Wilson fraudulently obtain more than $10,000 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits.
Wilson is charged with two counts of scheming to defraud an assistance program.
The charges are the result of investigations by the Office of the Attorney General's Department of Criminal Investigations. Prosecution is being handled by the Office of the Attorney General's Division of Special Prosecutions.
The charges against both Weatherington and Wilson are Class C felonies, which carry a penalty of five to 10 years in prison for each charge.
A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.