Welfare Fraud Defendant Has Luxury Cars
A Riverside County hairstylist who owns luxury vehicles and a 3,000-square-foot home has been charged with 17 counts of perjury and defrauding the Los Angeles County welfare system of close to $135,000 over the past 12 years, the district attorney’s office said Wednesday.
Prosecutors obtained court papers Wednesday preventing the suspect, Sharaymm Windross, 36, of Corona, from selling luxury vehicles and other assets.
Investigators from the district attorney’s welfare fraud division arrested Windross on Tuesday while she was sitting in her $68,000 Lexus at her hair salon in Hawthorne, said Steve Cooley, head deputy district attorney.
“The sheer amount of the wealth she accumulated is staggering,” Cooley said.
She will plead not guilty when she is arraigned next month, her lawyer, Michael Rabb, said Wednesday.
Cooley said she lived in the 3,000-square-foot home where investigators found $25,000 in cash, a Jaguar, an Acura and a vintage Corvette. He said the court order freezes more than $250,000 in cash and money in a checking account and a safe deposit box.
The perjury charges allege that she provided false information to get welfare assistance, including food stamps, Aid to Families With Dependent Children and Medi-Cal for dental and doctor bills.