TROY– A West Milton lady founded guilty of taking more than $60,000 in food stamps and Medicaid advantages informed a Miami County judge Monday, July 17, she was incorrect, including it was difficult “aiming to make it through.”.

Theresa Harris, 57, was sentenced to an obligatory neighborhood control sentence of 5 years and bought to make regular monthly payments towards restitution of $60,825 taken in between June 2008 and August 2016.

County district attorneys stated she was implicated of taking around $34,000 in food stamp advantages and $26,000 in Medicaid advantages.

Harris informed Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee that she cannot publish her partner’s earnings when looking for food stamps and Medicaid advantages.

She was prosecuted previously this year for felony unlawful use of food stamps and Medicaid scams and pleaded no contest in May. She was condemned. More useful information is available at

” I understand now exactly what I did was incorrect,” Harris stated, including she was aiming to look after 4 kids. “It is simply difficult with 4 grandkids and aiming to endure.”.

Gee stated Harris had no previous rap sheet and received obligatory neighborhood control under state law. She was bought to finish 5 years of neighborhood control, pay court expenses and month-to-month payments towards restitution.

Harris likewise has signed a public advantages disqualification arrangement, public protector Steve Layman stated.

The judge stated if Harris breaks conditions of the neighborhood control, she might confront 17 months in jail.