Couple Living in $1.2 Million Home Accused of Welfare Fraud

December 7, 2011 Updated Dec 7, 2011 at 4:43 PM EDT

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Couple Living in $1.2 Million Home Accused of Welfare Fraud

December 7, 2011 Updated Dec 7, 2011 at 4:43 PM EDT

According to the Seattle Times, the federal government is suing a Washington man and woman living in a $1.2 million house in Seattle for welfare fraud.

The lawsuit, which was filed last week, alleges that the couple has been collecting welfare benefits and food stamps and are in violation of the False Claims Act, according to the Seattle Times report.

Read the Seattle Times story HERE.