GM couple charged with felonies for allegedly receiving $9K in SNAP overpayments

Published 10:17 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Grand Meadow couple faces felony charges on accusations they received $9,273 in overpayments in SNAP benefits.

Todd Marcus Wright, 33, and Samantha Jo Wright, 32, were charged earlier this week in Mower County District Court with a felony count each of wrongfully obtaining assistance.

On Aug. 11, the Grand Meadow police responded to a domestic disturbance, and then Mower County Health and Human Services contact a detective with the Mower County Sheriff’s office.

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The incident stems from whether the Wrights were separated and lived together and whether the two were eligible for the SNAP benefits.