Wyoming Woman Pleads Guilty to Food Stamp Fraud

Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP)– A Montana lady pleaded guilty to scams after incorrectly reporting her family earnings on advantage applications.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2wF9jPj) Linsei Murphy appeared in Laramie County District Court on Thursday and confessed to getting federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program advantages under incorrect claims.

Court files state Murphy was charged previously this year with 7 counts of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program scams and 3 counts of Medicaid scams, with an overall of $20,358.26 in overpayments.

A plea offers in between the prosecution and Murphy’s lawyer, Ronald Pretty, consented to dismiss the other 9 charges in exchange for a guilty plea on one count of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program scams and a restitution payment.

Murphy has currently paid about $18,300 in restitution.

The plea offer advises Murphy get probation.