GM couple pleads not guilty to getting $9K in SNAP overpayments

Published 10:44 am Friday, December 16, 2016

A Grand Meadow couple pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County District Court to felony charges after they were accused of receiving $9,273 in overpayments in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Todd Marcus Wright, 33, and Samantha Jo Wright, 32, each face a felony count 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.