St Peter woman charged with welfare fraud

Public Service – Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — The following party was charged in Nicollet County with welfare fraud related crimes on 10/03/2017. 

Danielle Flora Pankratz – Age 32, of St. Peter, was charged in Blue Earth County District Court on 04/13/17 for Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult (VA).  During the investigation, it was determined that Danielle Flora Pankratz received a total of $13,228.63 from the VA bank accounts.  This money received was never reported to Nicollet County Human Services while Danielle Flora Pankratz was on Public Assistance through the Minnesota Family Investment Program.  Due to not reporting this money, Danielle Flora Pankratz received a total of $4,145 that she was not eligible for.

Danielle Flora Pankratz, Age 32 of St. Peter

COUNT 1

Charge: Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance-Theft-By False Stmts, Concealment, Impersonation Minnesota Statute: 256.98.1(1), with reference to 609.52.3(3)(d)(iv) Maximum Sentence: 5 years and/or $10,000 fine Offense Level: Felony Offense Date (one or about): 01/01/17 to 04/30/17

COUNT 2

Charge: Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance-Theft-By False Stmts, Concealment, Impersonation Minnesota Statute: 256.98.1(1), with reference to 609.52.3(3)(d)(iv)

Maximum Sentence: 10 years and/or $10,000 fine Offense Level: Felony Offense Date (one or about): 01/01/17 to 04/30/17

COUNT 3

Charge: Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance-Theft-By False Stmts, Concealment, Impersonation Minnesota Statute: 256.98.1(1), with reference to 609.52.3(3)(d)(iv)

Maximum Sentence: 5 years, $10,000 fine, or both Offense Level: Felony Offense Date (one or about): 01/01/17 to 04/30/17

COUNT 4

Charge: Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance-Theft- By False Stmts, Concealment, Impersonation Minnesota Statute: 256.98.1(1), with reference to: 609.52.3(3)(d)(iv) Maximum Sentence: 5 years, $10,000 fine or both Offense Level: Felony Offense Date (one or about): 01/01/17 to 04/30/17

COUNT 5

Charge: Pubic Assistance/Food Stamp/Food Support – Declaration Requirement Minnesota Statute: 256.984.2, with reference to: 256.984.2 Maximum Sentence: 5 years, $10,000 fine or both Offense Level: Felony Offense Date (one or about): 01/01/17 to 04/30/17

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