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Man sentenced for food stamp fraud crime

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Martin, South Dakota man convicted of benefits fraud was sentenced on February 3, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy.

Walter York, age 34, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and restitution in the amount of $191.82.

York was indicted for making a purchase at Sam’s Club in Rapid City on July 10, 2011, with unlawfully purchased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

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