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Magna woman going to jail for trying welfare fraud

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has a message for people who commit welfare fraud: "You will go to jail for it."

Such was the case for 35-year-old Tracy Renee Webb, who was sentenced to 10 days in jail and ordered to pay $6,486.42 after pleading guilty to attempted welfare fraud.

Webb was charged in 1997 for investigation of failure to disclose to the Department of Workforce Services that she was employed at the time she was collecting financial assistance, food stamps and Medicaid. The Magna resident was supposed to be sentenced in April 1999 but didn't show up.

"We don't just forget about you if you don't show up for your court date," Shurtleff said. "Welfare fraud is a serious crime."