The Honorable Judge Ronn M. Couillard sentenced 27-year-old Ysabel
Lopez, of Lindsay, to 60 days in county jail and five years formal
probation for illegally obtaining $4,022.00 through fraud. On May 1,
2012, Ysabel Lopez pled no contest to one count of felony Welfare Fraud
which arose from her receipt of aid by misrepresentation.
An investigation revealed that between July 6, 2010 and October 31,
2010, Ysabel Lopez made false statements to receive undue compensation
and fraudulently obtained $4,022.00 in welfare aid.
As a condition of her probation, the defendant is required to pay full
restitution to the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. If
the defendant fails to pay, the Judge may sentence her to additional
time in custody.
This case was investigated by District Attorney Investigator Susan
Williams, and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Kathy McKinzie and
Media inquiries can be
directed to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant
Shani D. Jenkins (559) 636-5494.