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Sacramento County woman accused of welfare fraud arrested in Puerto Rico

A woman accused of unlawfully obtaining more than $300,000 in public aid and benefits from the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance has been arrested in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that Marjorie Claudena Beazer, 50, was taken into custody Thursday. She was wanted by the FBI for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, according to an FBI news release.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office had also issued a felony arrest warrant for Beazer in April for charges including grand theft, burglary and fraudulent receipt of public assistance.

Authorities said Beazer fled to the Caribbean island of Antigua and evaded arrest for several months, precipitating the federal warrant. FBI agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico arrested Beazer at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan after she disembarked from a flight arriving from Antigua, authorities said.