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Tubb gets probation for food stamp fraud
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No jail time for caterer who stole from state.
A local caterer who lied to the state to get food stamp assistance will serve no jail time, but is responsible for paying back the money she received.The woman, Joy Elaine Tubb, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to three counts of fraudulent receipt of food assistance. She was granted a four-year judicial diversion as part of her plea bargain. The judicial diversion means she will be on probation for four years but at the end of that term, as long as she gets into no more trouble and goes by the rules of her probation, she can have her criminal record erased.In addition to the diversion, Tubb was ordered to pay back the $19,682 she stole from the state by making her fraudulent claims on her application for food stamps.