- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A Fort Belknap woman has pleaded guilty to federal welfare assistance fraud.

The Havre Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1JNQbue ) Nicole Marie Brockie pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday at U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

According to the indictment, Brockie made false statements in Billings, Chinook and Harlem in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program from July 2012 to June 2014.

She falsely reported her residence, household income, household composition and claimed to have no earned or unearned household income.

Brockie faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. She is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

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