Thomaston woman gets 60 days for food stamp theft
Rockland — A 42-year-old Thomaston woman pleaded guilty March 6 to stealing more than $10,000 worth of food stamps during a three-year period.
Brittany Seavey was sentenced to serve two years in prison with all but 60 days of the sentence suspended.
She will serve her sentence at Knox County Jail, pay $4,000 in restitution, and was ordered to abide by probation terms for two years.
Seavey was indicted in April 2013 on one count of theft by deception and one count of unsworn falsification. She is convicted of giving false information when applying for and receiving food stamps, saying the father of her child was not part of her household and not contributing income, which is false, according to court documents.
Although Seavey stole a little more than $10,000 in services, she is required to pay $4,000 because that is what she can afford to pay off.
She received benefits from 2008 to 2011, according to court records.
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