visalia – Last week, Judge Brett Aldredge sentenced Jamie Lee, 40 of Farmersville, to four years and eight months in jail and financial restitution for welfare fraud, perjury, auto theft and petty theft.
During the time period of 2011 through July 2014, Lee submitted documents under penalty of perjury to obtain aid from the CalWorks and CalFresh programs but failed to report that her minor child did not reside in her household, obtaining more than $18,000 in aid to which she was not entitled.
On March 8, 2016, while on bail for the welfare case, Lee was stopped by law enforcement with a stolen quad vehicle from Lindcove in her possession that was equipped with a GPS tracking device utilized by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations. On July 27, 2016, Lee was found guilty of one felony count of aid by misrepresentation (welfare fraud) and twelve counts of felony perjury. On Oct. 18, 2016, Lee was caught stealing $150 worth of pomegranates from a Visalia orchard and on Nov. 30, 2016, Lee pleaded no contest to one felony count of auto theft and one misdemeanor count of petty theft.