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DSHS probes lead to welfare cases against five women

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WENATCHEE — Five Chelan County social services clients face charges of welfare fraud in investigations that date back to 2009. Department of Social and Health Services investigator Paula Brantner-Thomas referred charges on all four defendants, now moving through the Chelan County Superior Court system. All face charges of first-degree theft for reportedly deceiving DSHS caseworkers; all but one are also charged with second-degree perjury, and all but two are charged with false verification for public assistance.

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