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Couple enters pleas in welfare fraud; overpayment was $108K


WILLMAR -- A Willmar couple entered guilty pleas Wednesday to felony charges of wrongfully obtaining public assistance.

Jose Angel Vallejo, 41, and Mariana Luna Vallejo, 39, entered the pleas in Kandiyohi County District Court. Under plea agreements, two additional felony charges against Jose Vallejo and five additional charges against Mariana Vallejo for violating the declaration requirements for public assistance will be dismissed. They will be sentenced May 5.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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