Welfare couple arrested for grand theft

Six flat screen televisions, apple computers, iPads, and gaming systems were seized from the home, after the husband and wife gave conflicting stories that further conflicted with their teenage children’s account of where the items were obtained.

PALMDALE – Authorities on Wednesday seized thousands of dollars in high-end electronics, including flat screen TVs, computers, and iPads, from a Palmdale couple on food stamps and state aid who could not account for how they paid for the expensive items.

Gray Miller, 36, and his wife Mary Mitchell, 34, were both arrested on suspicion of grand theft and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Wednesday. Miller is also under investigation for an arson that occurred last month.

The following is the news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station:

At 12 p.m. [Wednesday], members of the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team went to the 39500 block of Dunbar Street, Palmdale to locate a suspect wanted on a felony warrant for grand theft.

The warrant was issued by the San Jose Police Department.

The suspect was located at the location and arrested. The suspect identified as “Gray Miller”, 36, is also on felony probation for theft related crimes in Los Angeles County, and a probation compliance check of his home was conducted.

Images courtesy of the Sheriff's Dept.

During a search of the home, numerous high dollar electronic devices were found in the home, including six flat screen televisions, apple computers, iPads, and gaming systems.

In addition, jewelry, kitchen appliances, which included a high end refrigerator, and range, and furniture were also found in the home, which suspect Miller could not account for.

Both Miller and his wife, “Mary Mitchell”, 34, gave conflicting stories as to how they came into possession of the items, and their stories further conflicted with their teenage children’s account of where the items were obtained.

During the initial investigation at the location, one of the items found at the home, valued at $1,600.00, was confirmed to be stolen.

Suspect Miller and his wife both stated they were self employed, and only made a couple of thousand dollars a month. They also said they were receiving food stamps and state aid to support themselves, and could not account for how they paid for the expensive items in their home, based on their limited income.

Due to the conflicting stories provided by both Miller and Mitchell, and the fact that both Miller and Mitchell both have past arrest histories involving theft and fraud, it was believed that the items in their home were obtained through fraudulent means and the items were seized pending further investigation.

Miller and his wife Mary Mitchell were both arrested on grand theft charges, and were booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

Miller is also under investigation for an arson that occurred in February of this year. The investigation is ongoing.

  25 comments for “Welfare couple arrested for grand theft

  1. big mike
    August 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

    By the way they are white

  2. Just calling it like I see it
    March 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I bet my bottom dollar they were on Section 8. But you won’t be hearing about that because the cops who arrested these scumbags don’t want to be hearing from the NAACP.

    March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Doesn’t Rex also divide people along ethnic, cultural and racial lines. Rex is better. Vote him back in!

    • Just calling it like I see it
      March 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

      My husband, son, sister, uncle, aunt and I already have! Goooooo Rex!

      • LILANN
        March 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        Don’t forget to mention the fictitious people who use your address. Goooo Parasites!

  4. Abdul Majeed Askia
    March 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

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  5. Gladdis
    March 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Wefare, food stamps, stolen goods, probably have med marijuana cards, involved in some kind of daycare fraud or adult home care fraud. I can’t believe the activity I have seen here in this valley. Scams I had never heard of, being passed down generations and having partners working inside the licensing offices to help the scammers.

  6. Stinger
    March 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    This is a story of a couple who are accused of grand theft. The fact that they are on cash aid and food stamps is secondary to the story and there is absolutely no mention whatsoever of the suspects being recipients of Section 8 housing assistance. Although it may certainly turn out after further due investigation that these people did, indeed, commit welfare fraud, they are not currently charged with such.

    Notice, however, how quickly the actual subject ceases to matter and all that some people can seem to post about is welfare fraud and Section 8. These people then continue their hyperbole to paint EVERYBODY on ANY assistance whatsoever with their broad brush of accusation and hatred.

    Note also that there is NO mention of the literally thousands of people in the Antelope Valley just trying to make it on what little assistance that they can get to subsist and how miniscule the number of people who actually do commit such fraud is in comparison to the number of people on said assistance.

    THIS is class warfare, kept in place by those who would control you.

    THIS is how evil people like Parris get elected: People who do not think things through logically, overreact, fail to consider the larger picture, then willingly give up their rights to would be despots who promise to “protect” them.

    THINK, people. Don’t just swallow the pablum and drink the koolaid. For God’s sake, THINK before you rush to judge ALL your neighbors over the acts of so FEW.

    • Rushing
      March 23, 2012 at 12:50 am

      Well said, the war on the middle class is more of an issue than what the Hater of this town is pushing the issue on…
      Has anyone noticed how far the gap is widening between the elite and others. The Dow is at a historical high. So many working people are just a paycheck away from needing some govt assistance. The eye in the sky,the patriot act these are all attempts to take away our rights of privacy and freedom of speech. Check out prison planet.com

    • Plz Leave the AV
      March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      When people try to sugarcoat the reality of the peeps with their hand out ready to take the Entitlements by the GOV. it’s a joke. This valley has turned to a dumping ground for these peeps. Drive through this valley around 3:00pm by any of the High schools and you will see kids of the peeps walking home in slippers and PJ’s from school. Ready to walk into Wal-Mart and get their steal on!. Plz notice i have said what race they are because lucky us they are of all of the races in this valley. So spare me with your comments of being racist.

      • Matt S
        March 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

        Sounds like VT and NS. You’re to transparent in your hatred DUDE!

      • wild
        March 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

        Not to mention…the “ghetto” makers hanging out in their garages selling their dope…w/ the stereo pumped up polluting the neighborhood w/ no-talent noise…or walking down the street in packs…you know they are up to no good…why is it the sheriff just pass by and let it happen?

      • Maria
        August 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        “THIS is how evil people like Parris get elected”….the ONLY people who are Parris Haters are blacks and Hug-A-Thug types…which one are you “Stinker”?

    • Maria
      August 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      “THIS is class warfare, kept in place by those who would control you.” Are you talking about Prez B.O.? Hmmmm

  7. really
    March 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Democraps think its ridiculous to monitor public assistance recipients…. Heaven forbid if your taking govt cheese that we would have the right to see what corrupt rats many govt aid recipients would be…. wanna talk about racism,,, the democrats idea of giving the black man just enough crumbs to get by so they keep them on the govt tit… thats a good place to start…

    • Kristen
      March 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      This is the greatest comment, in the history of comments. That is all.

  8. Boscoe
    March 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Totally phuccking sad, but not unusual for the welfare frauds we are forced to tolerate here in the valley. God forbid the suspects are black…OMG, racists cops picking on felony folks that “happen to be” black….

  9. Matt
    March 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    This is why I’m stoked about the eye in the sky program. We will be able to catch who when and where with it. Until NAACP complains AV is being raciest catching all the section 8 doing it no matter if its black white or mexican.

    • Matt S
      March 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      What? How exactly is the eye-in-sky going to catch someone like this? You hoping they get infrared? Want them looking in your windows at night? People who are so ready to give up the constitution wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t insist on giving my rights away with their own!

      • Stinger
        March 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        Well put, sir.

        • dhunter
          March 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

          I agree Stinger.

  10. Plz Leave the AV
    March 22, 2012 at 7:56 am

    “Food Stamps & State Aid” what a joke. The Antelope Valley is filled with these people and it is long over due for them to get out of the AV. The people of this valley that work do not want you here. Plz move back to your old stomping grounds, your old hoods miss you and will welcome you all back with open arms. BYE BYE!

    • Steveav
      March 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Who wants to bet they are Section 8 also?

      • Wpayo
        March 22, 2012 at 9:24 am

        Yep! The “million dollar” question you dare not ask!

      • wild
        March 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

        PPPPPPPT thats a no brainer

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