Thomaston woman gets 60 days in jail for food stamp fraud, ordered to repay $4,000

Posted March 07, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 42-year-old Thomaston woman was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail for receiving food stamps for three years by lying to the state.

Brittany Seavey was sentenced in Knox County Superior Court by Justice Andrew Horton to two years in jail with all but 60 days suspended. She was also placed on probation for two years.

Seavey was convicted of theft and unsworn falsification by providing the Maine Department of Health and Human Services with false information in order to receive food stamps. She collected the benefits illegally from November 2008 through March 2011.

She was indicted in April 2013 for the offenses.

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Justice Horton also ordered the woman to pay restitution of $4,000 while on probation. The state maintained that she received more than $10,000 in food stamps illegally but the judge determined that $4,000 was the amount she could afford to repay.

She was represented by attorney William Pagnano.

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