1. The New York Post reports:
A Brooklyn woman collected more than $170,000 in welfare benefits over a seven-year period, a stretch during which she and her husband owned four buildings, prosecutors charged yesterday.
Orna Baruch, 37, was charged with grand larceny, welfare fraud and filing a false instrument in connection with the food stamps and Medicaid benefits she received between 1999 and last year. She was released on her own recognizance.…
[C]ty records show she and husband Chaim Baruch owned four Brooklyn buildings over the period, in Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park and Mill Basin.
Six-figure mortgages on two of the properties, including the Mill Basin mansion the couple currently inhabits, were entirely paid off, the records indicated.
[Hat Tip: Dr. R-F.]
2. The AP, via the New York Post, reports:
The state has settled a 2002 lawsuit charging a Brooklyn adult home's former operators with forcing its residents to live in deplorable conditions.
Martin Rosenberg and Baruch Mappa are barred from owning or operating a licensed adult-care facility or any residential facility or program for the mentally disabled.
In addition, Elizabeth Rosenberg, ex-administrator of the 346-bed Canarsie home, Seaport Manor, is barred from operating or serving as an administrator, consultant or employee of an adult-care facility, the officials said.
How many of these criminals are Orthodox? Haredi? I don't know. Do you?