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Asheville woman charged with fraud

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -

An Asheville woman has been charged with improperly obtaining more than $65,000 in public assistance.

Forty-year-old Jeanne Laresa Clement is accused of receiving more than $30,000 from Buncombe County Health and Human Services in food and nutrition services and child support between 2008 and 2012. Clement also is charged with obtaining nearly $35,000 in Medicaid benefits during the same period.

It was unclear if Clement has an attorney. Her next court appearance is scheduled Nov. 27.

Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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