3 CT women charged with stealing from public assistance programs

ROCKY HILL — Three Connecticut women have been charged with stealing more than $35,000 from public assistance programs, the state Division of Criminal Justice announced Wednesday. 

The women — 34-year-old Cassandra George, of West Hartford; 35-year-old Raeann Gilbert, of Bloomfield; and 34-year-old LaCoya Taylor, of East Hartford — were each charged in separate warrants with first-degree larceny and second-degree making a false statement, according to the state agency’s news release. 

The agency said the incidents were unrelated to each other. 

According to the agency, George allegedly received $15,528 in benefits she was not entitled to by failing to report the income of a legally liable relative that she was living with. From January 2020 to November 2020, George received $11,528 from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. She also received $4,000 in benefits from Care 4 Kids, the state’s child care subsidy program, that she wasn’t eligible for. 

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