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Former EPD officer sentenced on welfare fraud charges

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 3:46 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A former Evansville police officer was sentenced on charges of welfare fraud.

[Police: Officer arrested on felony warrant for welfare fraud]

Amber Lazo pleaded guilty to charges of fraud last month. In return, she was sentenced to one-year probation and ordered to make restitution payments of $400 per month.

If Lazo successfully makes all of those payments for one year, her sentence will be changed to a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

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