- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe grocery store owner and three workers have been sentenced for their roles in a $7 million scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said in a news release that Kimberlia Harris was sentenced Monday to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $7 million in restitution; Angela Woods was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $848,000 in restitution; and Willie Mae Woods-Jackson was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $337,000 restitution for one count of criminal conspiracy. Juanita Woods also was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $209,000 restitution for one count of theft of government money.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide