A Blair woman who fraudulently obtained about $9,000 in government assistance in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and child care benefits was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Sheena R. Grogan (formerly Scott), 30, pleaded no contest April 9 to attempted fraud to obtain assistance, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Judge John E. Samson sentenced Grogan to two years probation and ordered she pay $2,300 in restitution by May 1, 2020. Grogran had already paid $6,700.

“I take full responsibility,” Grogan said prior to sentencing. “It's my own fault.

According to a complaint, Grogan obtained the benefits between May 2013 and September 2015. She received $2,199 from SNAP and $6,804 in child care benefits. Samson indicated that Grogan's soon-to-be ex-husband was living with her during that time and she failed to report it.

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