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Willmar woman sentenced in $68K welfare fraud cases

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WILLMAR -- Jesus Elizabeth Vasquez, 32, of Willmar was sentenced to a year and a day of stayed prison time, 10 years of probation and 2,080 hours of community service work on felony charges of aggravated forgery and wrongfully obtaining assistance.

As part of her sentence handed down by Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court, Vasquez was ordered to pay $68,368.65 in restitution in the case. Under a plea agreement, five additional felony charges were dismissed.

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