Antigo Woman To Trial For Alleged Benefits Fraud

Oct 11, 2013

An Antigo woman was bound over for trial in Oneida county circuit court on two felony charges of public assistance fraud greater than 10 thousand dollars.

33 year old Nicole Young of Antigo was charged in June after an Oneida County Department of Social Services review and a sheriff's department investigation allegedly found Young had received assistance to which she might not have been entitled.

A sheriff's department detective and social services representative both said they found Young had gotten relief totaling $22,000. While she had split with a man she lived with in Minocqua, she is alleged to not have reported the income from the daycare, and allegedly knew of the income her boyfriend had.

Public Defender Maggie Hogan said Young didn't know about assets her former boyfriend had and shouldn't be held accountable for that.

Judge Patrick O'Melia decided to continue proceedings...


"...just made it sound like she was basically homeless with a boyfriend and three kids and she received up to $700 a month for food clearly meets to the probable cause level..."

Young will next be in court on December 17.