Linda Taylor (alias)
Martha Louise White
c. January 1926
Golddust, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died|| (aged 76)|
Harvey, Illinois, U.S.
|Known for||Welfare fraud|
|Criminal penalty||3–7 years imprisonment|
|August 2, 1974|
|Imprisoned at||Dwight Correctional Center, Nevada Township, Illinois, U.S. (1978–1980)|
Linda Taylor (born Martha Louise White; c. January 1926 – April 18, 2002) was an American criminal. She committed welfare fraud and, after an article in the Chicago Tribune in fall 1974, became known as the "welfare queen".
Her criminal activities are believed to have extended beyond welfare fraud and may have included assault, theft, insurance fraud, bigamy, the abduction and sale of children, and possibly even murder.
References[change | change source]
- "'Welfare Queen' Becomes Issue in Reagan Campaign". The New York Times. February 15, 1976. p. 51. Reprinted from The Washington Star.
- Levin, Josh (December 19, 2013). "The Welfare Queen". Slate. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- Demby, Gene (December 20, 2013). "The Truth Behind The Lies Of The Original 'Welfare Queen'". NPR. Retrieved May 18, 2019.