Salinas woman faces jail for lying to get $31k in welfare, food stamps

A Salinas woman who fraudulently received more than $31,000 in government aid pleaded guilty to felony charges.

Licila Castillo, 34, was receiving both cash aid and food stamps between Dec. 1, 2012 and June 1, 2016 while claiming that her children’s father was absent and she needed the benefits, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.

An investigation by the DA’s…

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