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Sat Jan 4, 2014, 03:50 PM

2. The Welfare Queen Was Real, But Overblown

There was a women who was on government assistance and driving a Cadillac; however, her case was more about individual fraud than widespread fraud among a racial group. In fact it is not completely clear whether or not she was black. She was a light skinned woman who, when it benefited her, claimed to be black. It seems that at other times she claimed to be white or Hispanic.

It is believed she defrauded local, state, and federal governments out of between about $100,000-$1,000,000. She did this by getting veteran's benefits for being a military wife. She was married about seven or eight times. At least one of her husbands for a U.S. Sailor. That marriage lasted only a few weeks. She also received Social Security and AFDC money. She was able to get so much money because she had more than a dozen identies. One of those identies was Linda Taylor. That was the name that was used during her trial for fraud for which she was convicted. Taylor died around 2002. Her age was not clear in that she gave multiple ages throughout her life.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2013/12/linda_taylor_welfare_queen_ronald_reagan_made_her_a_notorious_american_villain.html#section-2

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