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Austin woman pleads guilty to charge of welfare fraud

An Austin woman is pleading guilty to a charge of welfare fraud in Mower County District Court.  

59-year old Vicki Lynn Hanson was charged with wrongfully obtaining government assistance in May 2019. Investigators reported that Hanson did not report monthly spousal maintenance payments of $714 a month that she received from her ex-husband and because of that she received $6,300 in government medical benefits for which she should not have qualified.

Hanson entered a guilty plea Thursday and her sentencing in Mower County District Court is set for April 23.


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