NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Hendersonville woman on a charge of committing food stamp fraud.
At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, on February 5th, TBI Special Agents began investigating Angela Howard. From December 2009 through February 2013, Howard had worked full-time as a caregiver, and was being paid $600 a week. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Howard falsely reported to the Department of Human Services that she worked part-time and made only approximately $240 per week. The investigation revealed that based upon Howard’s false claim to DHS, she was approved for, and received, food stamps and Family First benefits for three years, totaling approximately $12,170.
On February 10th, the Davidson County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Howard (DOB 3/14/1973) with one count of Food Stamp Fraud. She turned herself in to TBI Agents on March 3rd, and was booked into the Davidson County Jail on a $15,000 bond.