RIPLEY, OH (FOX19) - The Brown County Grand Jury has returned a ten-count indictment against David H. Kilgore, of Ripley, Ohio, specifically relating to food stamp fraud, money laundering, Medicaid fraud, telecommunications fraud, receiving stolen property, falsification, possession of drugs, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
The ten-count indictment carries a maximum of 26 years in prison. The indictment came following a year-long investigation with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Attorney General's Office, Brown County Sheriff's Office, and Brown County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
A warrant to arrest has been issued and Kilgore is not in custody.
"I want to applaud the Ohio Department of Public Safety, specifically, the Ohio Investigative Unit, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Brown County Sheriff's Office for all of their hard work in putting together this very complex fraud case," said Jessica Little, Brown County Prosecutor. "I am asking individuals in Brown County and the surrounding areas to contact my office if they have any further knowledge and evidence of this multifaceted scheme to defraud the government."
Kilgore is facing the following charges:
Count One: Illegal Use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits or WIC Program Benefits, valued at over $7,500, a felony of the third degree.
Count Two: Money Laundering, a felony of the third degree.
Count Three: Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the third degree.
Count Four: Medicaid Fraud, a felony of the fourth degree.
Count Five: Falsification, a felony of the fourth degree.
Count Six: Receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Count Seven: Receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree.
Count Eight: Receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Count Nine: Telecommunications Fraud, a felony of the fifth degree.
Count Ten: Engaging In A Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a felony of the first degree.