CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former state DHHR case worker has been named in a 35-count federal criminal indictment.
Federal prosecutors have charged Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, also known as Shannon Varney, with various counts of fraud.
It’s alleged Collins took the social numbers from two deceased residents while she worked at the DHHR in 2009 and allegedly used those numbers to establish false accounts and to file false claims. Prosecutors said she had the money sent to her post office box.
Collins also allegedly mailed herself two food stamp cards.