North Berwick man accused of lying to get welfare

Posted April 26, 2012, at 6:19 a.m.

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. — A North Berwick, Maine, man has been indicted on a single count of welfare fraud in New Hampshire.

Corey Morin, 45, of 1 Johnny Lane in North Berwick, was indicted in connection with a period of time from November 2007 to March 2011 in which he allegedly obtained “Food Stamps and Healthy Kids medical assistance benefits to which he was not entitled” as well as lied to the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services by telling the organization that the mother of his child did not live with him, according to court filings. This lie ensured that Morin was able to receive financial benefits of more than $1,000.

Welfare fraud is considered a Class A felony with an up to $4,000 fine and 7½ to 15 years in prison.

An indictment is not an indication of guilt; rather, it means a grand jury has found sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.

© 2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat

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