The Garfield County District Attorney's Office has reached a plea deal with a woman accused in one of the county's largest welfare fraud cases.
The DA says Carbondale resident Idalia Munoz-Morales agreed to plead guilty in a case involving falsified applications for welfare programs like food stamps, Medicaid and burial assistance in order to receive more than $56,000 in benefits for which she was ineligible.
According to the Aspen Daily News (http://tinyurl.com/l8vakjv ), Munoz-Morales was charged with nine felonies, including four counts of theft and five counts of forgery, but under the plea agreement she will only plead guilty to one count of felony theft. The crime carries a sentence of two to six years in prison, but prosecutors are recommending probation.
Munoz-Morales could not be reached for comment on Friday.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.