Women charged with welfare fraud

A woman charged with welfare fraud in connection to recent lottery winnings has pled no contest to the charges.

25 year-old Amanda Clayton failed to report her more than $500,000 lottery prize to the welfare office and continued collecting checks.

She'll pay nearly $6,000 in restitution as part of a plea agreement. That number is equal to the amount of welfare she received after winning the lottery. The state also dropped a second welfare fraud charge as part of the agreement.

Clayton will appear in court again July 24 for sentencing.


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