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Wood Co. woman sentenced for stealing Social Security money

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WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) -

A Wood County woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing government money.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, Rose Svoboda, 76, of Arpin pleaded guilty to spending some of her mother's Social Security money.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said Svoboda's mother received a $34,465 Social Security back payment in 2009, but that Svoboda used part of it to pay property taxes, gamble, and buy other items.  

Svoboda pleaded guilty to theft of government funds in March. On Wednesday a judge sentenced her to two years of probation and ordered her to pay nearly $34,000 in restitution.

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