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Pennock couple gets jail, probation for welfare fraud


WILLMAR -- A Pennock couple was both sentenced to jail time, probation and community service work on amended charges of theft for collecting more than $27,000 in state benefits while they owned property and received workers compensation and Social Security payments.

Norma Vallejo Hernandez, 43, and Rafael Hernandez-Rubio, 43, were both sentenced Monday morning in Kandiyohi County District Court and were ordered to pay $27,317.63 in restitution.

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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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