- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman has been indicted on charges she allegedly defrauded state-run welfare programs of more than $10,000.

WCSH-TV (https://on.wcsh6.com/2erHFJy ) reports that 44-year-old Robin Snell of Warren was indicted in September on charges of theft by deception and aggravated forgery. She’s scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

Authorities say Snell told the state Department of Health and Human Services that her husband wasn’t living at home and wasn’t contributing to the household’s income.

The indictment alleges that Snell received benefits from several programs including SNAP and Temporary Aid to Needy Families over an 11-year period.

It says Snell defrauded the state of more than 10,000 over that period. The news station reports that DHHS officials indicate they believe the figure exceeds $250,000.

Snell’s attorney has denied the charges.

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Information from: WCSH-TV, https://www.wcsh6.com


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