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Food stamp fraud convict had plastic surgery and souped-up car
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2012 | Paula McMahon

Posted on 09/13/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

During the time that Brenda Charlestain committed nearly $24,000 worth of food stamp fraud, prosecutors said she spent money on plastic surgery, an expensive car stereo system and a bright pink custom paint job for her 2008 Dodge Charger.

Brenda Charlestain testified Thursday that the $9,187 worth of cosmetic enhancements, the $1,100 sound system and the other splurges were all gifts from men she met working as a dancer at adult entertainment clubs in West Palm Beach and Miami.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: foodstamps; frauds
Sam Drucker never did this.
1 posted on 09/13/2012 6:15:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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Charlestain apologized profusely to the judge and begged him to place her on house arrest. She said she overcame many obstacles — including the death of her father when she was 10 and her first pregnancy when she was 14 — and became a paralegal. She lost a job with a law firm earlier this week because of the criminal case against her, she testified, but got a new job within two days, working as a receptionist at a medical office.
2 posted on 09/13/2012 6:19:30 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here is another article about this fine lady. Welcome to Florida!!!

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-voodoo-versus-government-20120910,0,6182409.story

“Brenda Charlestain was so angry when her husband called her from the Broward County Jail that she made a threat against the federal employee who wrote the sentencing recommendations for her husband, prosecutors said.

Charlestain said they misunderstood the phone call and she was actually trying to figure out who put a Voodoo curse on her husband.”


3 posted on 09/13/2012 6:20:22 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: TSgt

They pay $1000 a month for food stamps.

Who eats $1000 a month in food??? No wonder states like Mississippi are the fattest in the nation.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 6:20:28 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh my...she needs to ask for a refund ;-)


5 posted on 09/13/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: TigerClaws

She has 5 childrens...


6 posted on 09/13/2012 6:21:45 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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She got ripped off!........


7 posted on 09/13/2012 6:23:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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So she bought soup for her car's engine and melons for herself?

Isn't that what Food Stamps are for?

8 posted on 09/13/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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rofl


9 posted on 09/13/2012 6:32:30 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: TSgt

Who was the plastic surgeon - Stevie Wonder?


10 posted on 09/13/2012 6:33:09 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, at least the plastic surgeries have been successful.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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$9,187 worth of cosmetic enhancements

She should have scammed anther $3 or $4 grand and got that hood scoop on her faced reshaped to look like a nose.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 6:36:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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Way up here in Alaska we get by with less than that for my family of 6. I Gaurrantee that groceries cost more up here!


13 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
gifts from men she met working as a dancer an adult entertainment clubs in West Palm Beach and Miami.

I shudder to think of the kind of place that must have been if Brenda is representative of the quality of dancers there.

14 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:43 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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The other day, a patient on Medicaid told e that she was going to get a tummy tuck. Now, of course, Medicaid does not over this procedure.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:48 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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Now, of course, Medicaid does not cover this procedure.”

By the time the doctor’s office gets through with the paperwork and diagnosis, you will never know it’s for a tummy tuck.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: TSgt

That MUST be the “before” picture.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 7:03:48 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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She has 5 childrens...

easily remedied with 5 "rubbers" or now that it is too late....5 rooms in an orphanage

18 posted on 09/13/2012 7:08:09 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: ConservativeStatement

oh that voodoo, that she do, on the taxpayer


19 posted on 09/13/2012 7:49:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To ever get money from men who frequent adult entertainment establishments, this woman must possess some skills not readily apparent! I'm thinking that the key could be suggested by the number of children.
20 posted on 09/13/2012 8:15:01 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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DID SHE HAVE A TATTOO?


21 posted on 09/13/2012 8:30:53 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: cpa4you

DID SHE HAVE A TATTOO?


22 posted on 09/13/2012 8:32:33 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: ConservativeStatement
“she spent money on plastic surgery, an expensive car stereo system and a bright pink custom paint job for her 2008 Dodge Charger. “

Obama money stimulating the economy.

23 posted on 09/13/2012 8:37:52 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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“She has 5 childrens...”

Any with the same daddy? Bet not.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 8:44:17 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TigerClaws

She does! Just look at her. Have they cut off her payments, or are they accumulating while she’s incarcerated?


25 posted on 09/13/2012 8:58:15 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And now, let’s give a warm welcome to our pole stage, just in from house arrest, let’s here it for Messtiny!


26 posted on 09/15/2012 5:24:32 AM PDT by Harley (The choice for 2012 is clear: Mormon or Moron. I'm going with Mitt.)
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