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A welfare fraud crackdown by the Tulare County District Attorney’s office resulted in the arrests of 23 people last week.

The effort snared two people from Fresno: Sheila Bell, 34, and Primavera Trevino, 38.

Those arrested were booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial facility or cited and released.

Alleged Fraud Totaled $192,000

The DA’s office said that the alleged fraud in these cases totaled nearly $192,000.

Last year, DA Tim Ward said, his office identified $725,179 in fraudulent welfare benefits from 79 felony cases.

Call in With Fraud Tips

The office asks anyone who has a tip about suspected fraud to call 559 636-5410.

Those arrested last week were:

— Angelica Aceves, 35, of Visalia;

— Julieanna Aguilera, 27, of Earlimart;

— Lynette Barba, 38, of Visalia;

— Jesenia Becera, 39, of Reedley;

— Sheila Bell, 34, of Fresno;

— Kay Bland, 34, of Visalia;

— Marisella Calvillo, 35, of Dinuba;

— Rosa Castaneda, 40, of Visalia;

— Patricia Castro, 55, of Visalia;

— Lupita Espinoza, 34, of Porterville;

—  Dianna Estrada, 26, of Visalia;

— Cynthia Hernandez, 22, of Tulare;

— Elizabeth Huerta, 45, of Visalia;

— Celina Maldonado, 36, of Tulare;

— Karla Mejia, 37, of Visalia;

— Orlando Orozco, 39, of Porterville;

— Vanessa Saesee, 23, of Visalia;

— Lorena Sanchez, 27, of Orosi;

— Maria Simental, 37, of Richgrove;

— Yvette Stanley, 60, of Visalia;

— Primavera Trevino, 38, of Fresno;

— Celina Maldonado, 36, of Tulare;

— and Veronica Villalon, 39, of Tulare.

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