A Fridley couple is facing felony charges of wrongfully obtaining public assistance after investigators discovered the couple had deposited over $1 million into their bank accounts during the same time period they received assistance.
According to felony charges filed in Anoka County against Amino Abdullahi Mohamed and Liban Beddel Mohamud, both 47, the couple was not entitled to collect nearly $25,000 in medical-assistance benefits they received between August 2015 to June 2018.
Why did it take so long to connect the dots?
The investigation revealed that the Mohameds have two joint bank accounts where they made deposits of $312,586.51 in 2015, $706,880.24 in 2016 and $361,337.08 in 2017, during the years they collected public assistance, the complaint states.
There is no trigger in the system for those who deposit over half a million in their bank accounts while collecting public assistance? Strange. Better late than never.