Prosper Edri, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — A Boca Raton salon worker is accused of bilking the State of Florida out of thousands of dollars in food and assistance funds while he was earning more than $80,000 at an area business.

Prosper Edri of Flunn Circle in Boca Raton allegedly reported that his position at Tipsy Salon in Boca was terminated in 2016. He applied for — and received — thousands of dollars in benefits as a result of his termination.

But a Florida investigator says that Edri never reported that he was actually employed by Hot Heads Salon at 950 Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach, and earned gross wages of $83,638.29 between January 4th, 2017, and October 31, 2018.

”As a result of his actions,” wrote the investigator in a charging document obtained by, “Prosper Edri received $6,361 in Food Assistance Program benefits during the periods of January 2017 through April 2017, June 2017 through December 2017, and March 2018 through October 2018, to which he was not legally entitled.”

Edri, 50, was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and booked into jail around 8 a.m. on Wednesday. He was released on $1000 bond later in the day.

A court date is pending.

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