11 Convicted in Welfare Fraud

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-40588″ src=”http://klax-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/welfarefraud.jpg” alt=”welfarefraud” width=”300″ height=”169″ />The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announces convictions of 11 in the state that fraudulently received more than 81 thousand dollars in welfare benefits.

The biggest offender? Nickie Pates of Arcadia. She pleaded no contest to taking more than 17 thousand dollars.

She’s been placed on five years supervised probation and must pay back the money.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/1/14