On July 14, Matt Denn, the Attorney General of Delaware, announced the indictment of seven state workers that were in charge of issuing state Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, otherwise known as Food Stamps.

All of these women worked for the Department of Health and Social Services, and they all committed fraud by making unauthorized or fake EBT accounts. Once these fake accounts were created, the women would intercept the cards and sell them to make a profit.

A few have already been convicted and sentenced. Allison Rivera, was sentenced to two years of probation and required to repay the $27,751.58 she stole after pleading guilty to charges of Theft over $1,500, Unlawful Use of a Payment Card, and Falsifying Business Records. Angelette Brown, was sentenced to two years of probation and required to repay the $15,957 she stole after pleading guilty to charges of Theft over $1,500, Unlawful Use of a Payment Card and Official Misconduct.

Two of these women were indicted and arrested last week. Detrich Simmons-Heath, was charged with Theft over $100,000, Forgery First Degree, Falsifying Business Records and Official Misconduct, and she was released on a $6,000 bond. Kamilah Laws, was charged with Theft over $50,000, Forgery First Degree, Falsifying Business Records and Official Misconduct, and she was released on a $5,000 bond.

Nicole Stevens, was arrested in November and she currently has charges of Theft over $1,500, Official Misconduct, Forgery First Degree and Falsifying Business Records pending.

Jo Ellen Edwards and Shirlene Davis, have been indicted with charges of theft over $100,000, Forgery First Degree, Falsifying Business Records and Official Misconduct, and they both still remain at large.