December 18, 2014

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Woman wanted for alleged food stamp theft

Shawuan Telfair

Shawuan Telfair

A former manager of a Westlake group home is accused of stealing food stamps from the home’s residents.

Shawuan Telfair, 28, of Cleveland, used the Ohio Direction Cards of three developmentally disabled male residents to make purchases totaling $749 that were not for those residents, according to Capt. Guy Turner.

Telfair was dismissed from her employment in November. The alleged thefts occurred during and after her employment, and were discovered by the home’s staff in May, Turner said.

Telfair is wanted for theft, food stamp trafficking and identity theft. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call (440) 871-3311.