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Woman Sentenced For Food Stamp Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. –  Barbara Nell Bush, 46, of Opelika, Alabama, was sentenced today in federal court for fraudulent use of EBT benefits.  Bush entered a guilty plea to the charge in August of 2014.  United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a sentence of 18 months imprisonment and ordered that Bush pay $760.65 in restitution to the Department of Agriculture.  The judge also ordered that Bush serve three years of supervised release, which will begin immediately after her release from imprisonment.  Bush was ordered to undergo drug testing and treatment as a condition of her supervision. 

The case was investigated by the 4th Judicial Circuit Task Force, the United States Secret Service and the Department of Agriculture.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney=s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.    

Updated February 5, 2015