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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Woman pleads not guilty to Medicaid fraud charge


A woman accused of welfare fraud pleaded not guilty to one felony charge.

Natasha York, of Green River, also known as Natasha Ann Crooks, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to public welfare benefits fraud.

If found guilty of the charge, York could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and maximum fine of $10,000. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place Nov. 16, at 9 a.m.

According to court documents, on Jan. 13, 2012, York submitted an application for Medicaid benefits for herself with the Department of Family Services. York’s chi...

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