Bobbie Quiroz Of Natrona County Charged With Fraud
The former executive director of a Wyoming non-profit agency is accused of falsifying personal information in order to obtain benefits.
Bobbie Quiroz has pleaded not guilty to two charges of making a false statement and one charge of obtaining property by false pretenses.
She could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services says from April 2010, through June 2014, there were numerous times when Quiroz applied for benefits such as food stamps, child care assistance, the supplemental nutrition assistance program and medicaid.
The DFS says in some of those applications, Quiroz did not include information about a second income from her job with the quality child care center, as well as her husband and his income.
There was also no information about a joint bank account.
She allegedly supplied altered mortgage and utility bills.
When the alleged fraud occurred, Quiroz was executive director of Nutrition and Child Development Incorporated, now known as Wyoming Nutrition Services Inc.
She no longer works there.
She is also accused of falsifying her quarterly wages to the DFS when applying for assistance.
In one instance, she allegedly said she was going through a divorce to receive food stamps, when in fact she was living with her then-boyfriend who she eventually married.
Quiroz is free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond awaiting trial.