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Food Stamp Fraud

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two women are on supervised probation and must repay a total of nearly $21,000 received through food stamp fraud.

The Department of Children and Family Services says Angelique Lowery of Denham Springs and Sonja Cook of Tickfaw both pleaded guilty to defrauding the program by failing to report that their husbands were living with them.

Department spokesman Trey Williams says in a news release that Lowery must repay $7,722 to the department and Cook must repay $13,270.

He says Lowery is on probation for five years and Cook for two.

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