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Rayville woman convicted of illegally obtaining SNAP benefits

Posted: Updated: April 20, 2013 10:09 AM

RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Twelve people were convicted after fraudulently claiming Department of Children and Family Services benefits.

A Rayville woman is among the group. Kanika Warren has been placed on five years supervised probation after illegally getting her hands on more than $11,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Warren was originally sentenced to seven years in prison by the Fifth District Court, but that was suspended.

Warren received the money after under-reporting her income, failing to report her husband as a household members and his employment income, and claiming her brother as a household member while he was behind bars.

Warren has been ordered to pay full restitution is the amount of $11,437 to DCFS.

 

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