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Antigo Woman Charged With Welfare Fraud

An Antigo woman is facing a felony charge in Oneida county of Public Assistance fraud after investigators allege she was given $22,000 more dollars in benefits than she had coming.

33 year old Nicole Young made an initial appearance Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court.

The criminal complaint says Young was living at a residence in Hazelhurst and allegedly obtained food stamps while making false representations. The alleged fraud lasted from 2008 through 2012.

In court, District Attorney Michael Schiek said Young is on probation from a conviction earlier this year, but did voluntarily appear in Oneida county and asked for a signature bond. Judge Patrick O'Melia set bond...

'''...the court will set a $3,000 signature bond and put this over to July 22...."

Maximum penalties include a fine of not more than $25,000 and up to 10 years in prison.