A 30-year-old former Los Angeles resident who was accused of stealing more than $70,000 in public assistance funds was convicted recently of multiple felony counts and sentenced to six months in jail.
Deputy District Attorney William Clark, of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Public Assistance Fraud Division, said Mishianand Mack, of Coolidge, Arizona, was convicted of one count each of obtaining aid through misrepresentation and grand theft of childcare funds, plus three counts of perjury.
The defendant was acquitted of three other counts of perjury. Jurors, deliberated for six hours before reaching a verdict. Mack has been ordered to begin serving her sentence on March 23.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gail Feuer also sentenced Mack to five years of formal probation and ordered her to complete 300 hours of community service. Officials are also seeking $91,618 in restitution.
Mack continued receiving public assistance aid from the county by falsely claiming that she lived in the City of Los Angeles after she moved to Arizona in 2006, the prosecutor said. Los Angeles County taxpayers funded Mack’s public assistance aid from 2001 through 2007.