Welfare Fraud

A Dothan woman accused of fraudulently obtaining food stamps has pled guilty to a first-degree theft charge.

Thirty-four-year-old Pamela Marsh got a four year suspended sentence and four years probation.

She was also fined $2,500 and ordered to re-pay the state for the nearly $14,000 in food stamps she received after misrepresenting her income.

The state attorney general's office says welfare fraud cases are currently pending in 31 Alabama counties, including Geneva, Pike and Covington.