Thomaston woman gets 60 days for food stamp theft

By Juliette Laaka | Mar 06, 2014

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.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (5)
Posted by: Jim Gamage | Mar 07, 2014 12:17

Maybe the judge should kick in the remaining $6,000 balance from his/her salary.  When we refuse to accept responsibility and are not held accountable we are more likely to do the same thing again.  Nicely done judge!  (Insert sarcasm)



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Mar 07, 2014 08:36

She can afford to pay it over an amount of time.  This was not her money.  She has in reality stolen from the hard working people of this State.  She sure could spend it all though, huh?  This really gets me upset!  Anyone that is found guilty of stealing should have to pay back the whole amount.  This is a slap on the wrist and people will keep on stealing this way knowing that if caught, they won't have to pay the whole amount they stole and only a few months in jail.

 



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Mar 06, 2014 19:48

No different then people that don't pay income taxes for years and pay a small percentage when caught up with.



Posted by: vickey jones | Mar 06, 2014 16:26

$4,000 because that's what she can afford to pay off?? What a joke!!



Posted by: douglas barnes | Mar 06, 2014 15:54

about time



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