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Willmar woman hit with felony charges for welfare fraud

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WILLMAR -- Isabelle Ruiz, 36, of Willmar, made her first appearance Thursday on four felony charges of wrongfully obtaining assistance and failing to meet public assistance declaration requirements for claiming $34,687.25 in benefits while her husband worked under a false name.


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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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