A York County woman must repay the state nearly $13,000 that she fraudulently received via welfare benefits, authorities announced Wednesday.

Amanda L. Viands, 29, no address provided, was one of 25 Pennsylvania residents who pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and was sentenced in April, according to a news release from the state Office of Inspector General.

Viands received more than $12,750 in cash assistance and SNAP, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits. She was sentenced to five years' probation and was ordered to pay full restitution and costs.

Additionally, she was disqualified from receiving cash assistance benefits for a period of six months and from receiving SNAP benefits for a period of 12 months, the release said.



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