Nebraska Revised Statute 71-2228

Chapter 71 Section 2228

71-2228.

Obtaining benefits; prohibited acts; violation; penalty.

Any person who by means of a willfully false statement or representation, by impersonation, or by other device obtains or attempts to obtain or aids or abets any person to obtain or to attempt to obtain (1) a food instrument to which he, she, or it is not entitled, (2) any supplemental foods to which such person is not entitled, or (3) any other benefit administered by the Department of Health and Human Services under sections 71-2226 and 71-2227 commits an offense and shall, upon conviction, be punished as follows: (a) If the aggregate value of all funds and other benefits obtained or attempted to be obtained is less than five hundred dollars, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor; (b) if the aggregate value of all funds and other benefits obtained or attempted to be obtained is five hundred dollars or more but less than one thousand five hundred dollars, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor; or (c) if the aggregate value of all funds and other benefits obtained or attempted to be obtained is one thousand five hundred dollars or more, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a Class IV felony.

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