Woman Charged with Defrauding State Welfare
A Maine woman has been indicted on charges she allegedly defrauded state-run welfare programs of more than $10,000.
WCSH-TV 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.
It says Snell defrauded the state of more than 10,000 over that period. Reports say that DHHS officials indicate they believe the figure exceeds $250,000.
Snell's attorney has denied the charges.