A 41-year-old Lethbridge woman has been fined and placed on house arrest after pleading guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of assault and fraud. Patience Wilson, court was told, defrauded Alberta Social Services of $9,544 when she received benefit payments between May 2014 and December 2015 to which she was not entitled.
Four-month conditional sentence
She was handed a four-month conditional sentence, during which time she will be under house arrest. She must also take psychiatric and psychological counselling and repay Social Services the amount she fraudulently received.
Read more at The Lethbridge Herald.
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