Woman illegally collected public assistance

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — An Eagle County woman was ordered to repay two years worth of public assistance money after she admitted she was ineligible. As long as Sharae Allen, 34, repays the $12,406.20 she illegally collected over two years, she’ll avoid a four-year jail sentence. She pleaded guilty to felony theft. Allen did not report household income that would have made her ineligible not only for the additional benefits she was seeking, but also for the food stamps and Medicaid she was already getting. The Quality Assurance unit in Eagle County’s Health and Human Services Department caught her. “We take our …

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