Jeanne Clement (Photo: Asheville Citizen Times)
ASHEVILLE -- An Asheville woman made her first appearance in court Thursday on charges that fraudulently obtained tens of thousands of dollars in public assistance.
Jeanne Laresa Clement, 40, of Springbrook Road, received $30,199 from Buncombe County Health and Human Services in "food and nutrition services and child support" from 2008-12, according to an arrest warrant. She also received $34,940.25 in Medicaid benefits from 2008-12, police said.
She was charged with two counts of Public Assistance Fraud.