WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old Arlington woman has been charged with falsely claiming D.C. residency to obtain almost $150,000 worth of benefits.
Michia Pardlow, a social services representative with the District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS), allegedly used false residency to get D.C. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid benefits, and free tuition for her two children to attend a public charter school, the Department of Justice (DOJ) stated in a release.
Court documents show that from 2016 through at least 2019, Pardlow submitted signed applications, residency verification forms, and other documents to the District of Columbia’s Department of Human Services and Public Charter School Board verifying District residency even though she is a resident of Virginia. In turn, she was able to obtain benefits she was not entitled to.
The charging documents allege that she received more than $149,000 in fraudulent benefits, according to DOJ.
Pardlow was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the D.C. Superior Court with first-degree fraud, first-degree theft, and false statements in connection with applying for and obtaining District of Columbia resident benefits. She was arrested on Nov. 22, 2022 and made her initial court appearance the same day.