20.12. Welfare Fraud - Filing For Services Not Rendered
This is a Florida Jury Instructions form that can be used for 20 Fraud within Criminal.
Last updated: 2/28/2006
20.12 WELFARE FRAUD - FILING FOR SERVICES NOT RENDERED 414.39(4), Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of [crime charged], the State must prove the following two elements: 1. [Name of defendant] knowingly filed, attempted to file or aided and abetted in filing a claim for services to a recipient of benefits under a state or federally funded assistance program. 2. The claim was for services which were false, not rendered, or for unauthorized items or services. DEFINITIONS: 1. Aid and abet means help, assist or facilitate. 2. An attempt to commit a crime is the formation of intent to commit that crime and the doing of some act toward the commission of the crime other than mere preparation to commit the crime. 3. Knowingly means with actual knowledge and understanding of the facts or the truth. OPTIONAL DEFINITION: Knowingly means an act done voluntarily and intentionally and not because of mistake or accident or other innocent reason.