Friday, March 8th, 2013
By: Jordan Miles firstname.lastname@example.org
A former Charlotte County man was found guilty of fraudulently receiving over $5,000 in welfare benefits in circuit court recently.
Media outlets say James Hamlin, formerly of Red House, entered an Alford plea in court to some of the charges surrounding the incident, and plead guilty to five others.
Hamlin was sentenced to five years in jail suspended on good behavior, three years probation, and restitution of the money to the Charlotte County Department of Social Services.