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$1.6M food stamp fraud case

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Wethersfield woman has been sentenced to six months home confinement for her role in a $1.6 million food stamp fraud scheme.

Lillian Adames was sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford. She pleaded guilty in September to food stamp fraud.

Authorities say Adames illegally exchanged food stamps for cash between October 2006 and March 2009. Prosecutors say she was helped by her husband, Apolinar Collado, and others, exchanging food stamps for cash with customers at six grocery stores Collado owned in Hartford. The listed owners of the stores were "paper owners" who allowed Adames and Collado to use their names for ownership and licensing purposes.

Collado is in prison of food stamp fraud charges and 5 of the stores have closed.

Adames' attorney says in court papers that she was coerced by her husband.

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