Chambersburg SNAP fraud arrests now total 74, OSIG say 94 were charged statewide in February

26 March 2024- The Office of State Inspector General (OSIG) filed public assistance fraud charges against 94 individuals during February 2024. The restitution owed to the Commonwealth in these cases totals $411,192. Additional cost savings will be realized because the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving public benefits in the programs they allegedly defrauded.

“Combatting benefits fraud is essential to preserving public trust in these programs and making sure they serve those who genuinely need support,” said State Inspector General Lucas M. Miller. “OSIG remains committed to holding accountable those who attempt to defraud taxpayers and misuse public resources.”

OSIG investigates and prosecutes public assistance fraud and conducts collection activities for the public benefits programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).

“We are committed to the responsible stewardship of Pennsylvania’s public assistance programs, which provide critical support to individuals and families in need. Together with OSIG, we are maintaining the integrity of these services and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are used responsibly and effectively,” emphasized DHS Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh.

During February 2024, OSIG filed felony charges of defrauding the public assistance system against a total of 74 individuals and misdemeanor charges against 20 separate individuals. It is alleged that these individuals either trafficked their public assistance or misrepresented their household circumstances and fraudulently received taxpayer-funded public benefits to which they were not entitled.

If convicted, the maximum penalty defendants face for public assistance fraud is seven years in prison and a fine of $15,000. In the case of SNAP, Cash Assistance, or Subsidized Day Care fraud, defendants also face a mandatory disqualification period from the benefits program they allegedly defrauded.

At this time, the Office of the State Inspector General in Pennsylvania has levied charges for over 70 people in an alleged SNAP for cash ring in Chambersburg. The Manmanyo/Haitian Caribbean Mini Market in Chambersburg, owned by Marie Registe and Duckens Paul, was allegedly the source of all of the fraud. The investigation into the minimarket, Registe, and Paul continues and more charges are likely to come. As of right now, people accused of SNAP/Public Assistance Fraud in Chambersburg are;

  • Marie E Registe
  • Duckens Paul
  • Bridgette Renee Fair
  • Joseph Andrew Ardrey
  • Confessor Cruz Junior
  • Courtney Leanne Cole
  • Pehiel Cetoute
  • Mirelys Caraballo
  • Jilande Bienaime
  • Larry James Ardrey
  • Sara Joel Engle
  • Gerald Patricia Beckford
  • Tahonee Alayia-Ray Fickes
  • Cheyenne Genevie
  • Ifill Levison Godderd
  • Christopher Alfreeman Harris
  • Noelle Marie Heinbaugh
  • Angela Erin Holloman
  • Darla Linchelle Johns
  • Ashly Nicole Fausey
  • Robert Wayne Fausey
  • Dina Lopez Contreras
  • Yarissa Herrera-Pena
  • Shauna Marie Conklin
  • Christopher Exave Foust
  • Toni Nichole Cross
  • Nona Florene Radcliff
  • Angela Marie Quattlebaum
  • Kristine M. Portocarrero
  • Richard Eugene Oller Jr
  • Joseph Weston Nailor
  • Elizabeth Mae Moore
  • Alejandrina Lara Florentin
  • Eddie Lee King Jr
  • David Anthony Jones
  • Jarred Nea Cordell
  • Nadgi Ivelisse Colon
  • Laura Nicole Coby-Harder
  • Armando Baez Molina
  • Rodney Allen Brookens
  • Mark Joseph Barrows
  • Leonne Accelus
  • Tahesha Eliza Baker
  • Marylou Contreras
  • Natachali Diaz Garcia
  • Princess Daria Goode
  • Cory Lin Gottfried
  • Stephanie Nicole Lovett
  • Ashley Eugene Murdorf Jr
  • Lisa Mairia Thompson
  • Leora Carolina Rivera
  • Zuleyka Rosa Revon
  • Jacqueis Deanthony Staple
  • Todd Robert Peck
  • Amarilys Velez-Esquilin
  • Luis Enrique Jr Martino
  • Edison Joel Ruiz-Sierra
  • Brandon Lee Truett
  • Benjamin Martin Forsythe
  • Holly Jo Rudisill
  • Susette Chanelle Rio Vargas
  • Jahaira Marie Salce
  • Kerri Marie Shockey
  • Brittany Noell Sikorski
  • Aidalma Albarran Santos
  • Leyka Liz Serina-Correa
  • Theodore Justin Florczak
  • Krystie Lorra Switalski
  • Ronald Frances Switalski
  • Janet Lutricia Small
  • Lisa Ann Smith
  • Kyle Roland Sumpter
  • Thomas Lee Stoner
  • Jenny Liz Torres-Luna
  • Juan Valencia Garcia
  • Yaleidy Valencia