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Prosecutors charge 7 with welfare fraud in Leadville area

Jesse Paul / The Denver Post

Prosecutors have charged seven people with welfare fraud in the Leadville area in cases that authorities say altogether totaled more than $100,000 in stolen money and services.

The 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office says the cases came following an investigation by the Lake County Department of Human Services which centered around benefits those accused received in the form of food assistance and health care.

The seven men and women are facing charges that include forgery, theft and attempt to influence a public servant.

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