Kent Couple Get 2 Years For Welfare Fraud

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Photo by Alex Wong

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SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — A Kent couple accused of a 20-year welfare fraud scheme were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Seattle to two years in prison.

Since 1990 Ronnie George posed as mentally disabled and said he couldn’t work, drive or take care of his daily needs. His wife, Nancy Stone, claimed to be his caregiver and was paid by the state Department of Social and Health Services.

In fact, George ran a business buying and selling RVs and other vehicles.

The couple have been ordered to pay more than $315,000 in restitution.

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