Man sentenced for Fresno player food stamp fraud
A former Fresno County welfare worker accused in a food stamp
scam that included Fresno State football players has been sentenced
to three years in California prison.
A judge sentenced 52-year-old Michael Martin Wednesday after he
pleaded no contest to embezzlement by a public officer, identity
theft and possession of heroin.
Authorities say he and his wife, 45-year-old Dawn Griffin,
applied for benefits under the name of a man in prison and redeemed
them at Fresno markets.
Prosecutors say Martin also fraudulently applied for benefits
for some members of the 2010 Fresno State University football
The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/wL0A1l ) that Griffin
pleaded no contest to identity theft, perjury and receiving stolen
property, and was sentenced to five years of probation and 270 days
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com