Back in May, we reported on a young woman who was a food stamp recipient when she hit the lottery for a million bucks. Well, of course her next plan of action, so the state thought, would be to stop collecting food stamps. NOT! She collected her winnings and her food stamps without a second thought.
But, unfortunately, she was unable to enjoy her windfall or the government assistance for very long because she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Saturday morning, according to the Huffington Post. Maybe someone was after her money and she was lured into some sort of drug binge. Who knows? Everything will be considered suspicious after her death.Amanda Clayton, 25, was charged with fraud and was only a few months in to her probation. According to the report, she “pleaded no contest to fraud in June and was sentenced to nine months’ probation in July.”
But the reason Clayton may have thought she could use her Bridge card along with her newfound “assets” is because of Leroy Fick.
Leroy Fick was also receiving food stamps when he hit for $2 million. But Fick consulted with an attorney who fought for him and the courts allowed him to legally retain his food stamps because they considered his lump sum cash out of $850,000 as assets, not income.
Read more here on Clayton’s short rise and hard fall into infamy.