Skip to comments.Stripper commits $24,000 food stamp fraud and buys $10,000 of plastic surgery
Posted on 09/15/2012 11:59:53 AM PDT by dennisw
A former exotic dancer and paralegal accused of spending nearly $24,000 worth of federal aid on plastic surgery, a car stereo system and a pink paint job for her car has been jailed for food stamp fraud.
Appearing in Florida courtroom, Brenda Charlestain, 28, testified to being homeless and unemployed when she applied for the aid to help her and her five children. Thanks to her later work dancing, however, she made over $85,000 a year in tips.
Charlestain argued that of the accused total a large portion were gifts from male customers at various adult entertainment clubs in Southern Florida, the Sun Sentinel reports.
She said $9,187 was gifted to her for cosmetic enhancements and $1,100 for a sound system for her 2008 Dodge Charger - made a bright pink with government money according to prosecutors. Between March of 2010 and June of 2012, court records show she was provided $900 to $1,100 in government aid every month.
She said out of her aid and tips she paid $1,200 a month in rent and $326 in monthly car payments. Having pleaded guilty to the federal fraud charges earlier this year, as well as in providing a firearm to a convicted felon, her husband, on Thursday she was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in a federal prison.
Begging for leniency from the judge, Charlestain asked for a downgraded sentence to house arrest while stressing various obstacles she has overcome in life, starting with her father's death when she was 10 and becoming pregnant at the age of 14.
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If a judge can allow a convict to undergo a sex change op at the taxpayers expense..............
90% of those getting welfare, food stamps, subsidized medical, subsidized housing are liars who lie about their income. They have off the books hustles. Business done cash only
A stripper doing cash-only business and failing to report the money on her taxes? Does that really happen?
Fraud through a gooberment “entitlement” program??? say it isn’t so.
She should have scammed another $3 or $4 grand to get that Trans-Am hood scoop on her faced reshaped to look like a nose.
OK, when she stripped she wore a paper bag over her head, but had to take it off for the mug shot
Looks like she could suck start a Cummings
“A stripper doing cash-only business and failing to report the money on her taxes? Does that really happen?”
Apparently, it does. I am just as shocked as you are!;)
She ought to sue to get the ten grand she spent on plastic surgery back if the picture is any indication of the surgeon’s lack of abilities.
Maybe it's a Strip Club for blind guys only?
[The Bouncers won't even let the Seeing-Eye dogs in.]
(no FReepers, I'm not making fun of blind people, just butt-ugly strippers)
Proof again that crime pays! What suckers we taxpayers are. We kill ourselves to work and pay taxes, and then the government doles it our to worthless slugs who hate us and want more.
From the looks of her mug shot, Florida seems to be in somewhat of a drought for decent looking strippers. She was able to make $85,000? -WB
The really scary thought is that there are enough folk in her neck of the woods that consider her so hot that they’re willing to part with the $85k.
Do not want to even drive through that part of town, uh-uh, no way.