My question involves criminal law for the state of: CA
We got a visit a few days ago from a fraud investigator wanting information about how we are living. My wife reported that we were separated and claimed to be receiving child support from me on the side, which was true but that was a while back ago and maybe about 6 months later we started to try and work things out and have been ever since. The math obviously didn't add up and this had be going on for a few years now.
We were receiving medical and food from the state. They would send papers and she would fill them out with the same information from a few years ago and the benefits continued. Does anyone know what are the next steps in this investigation process and what kind of penalties / jail time either one of us can face?
Or should we deny and claim we are still separated?