Republican State Senator Accused Of Getting Welfare While Making Six Figures
[su_right_ad]North Carolina State Senator Wesley Meredith is accused of taking welfare payments while making $100,000 a year in his landscaping business.
The allegations stem from a binder full of documents that were passed on to his challenger Democrat Billy Richardson’s campaign. The documents allege Meredith, a Fayetteville business owner, committed welfare fraud in the late 1990s, when he and his now ex-wife, Elizabeth, were making in excess of $100,000 a year. The couple separated in 1997. The bulk of the documents were provided by the former Mrs. Meredith, which included WIC receipts and copies of cashed checks. Most of the other documents are public record, according to ABC-11:
The Merediths had a son in 1996. Copies of Medicaid cards indicate Elizabeth Meredith received pre and post-natal care on government assistance. That year, a child’s birth at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center would have cost more than $10,000.
WIC receipts signed by Elizabeth Meredith in 1996 show she purchased basics, to include eggs, milk and cereal, with food stamps following the birth of their child.[su_csky_ad]