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Feds: Steilacoom woman who falsely claimed cancer diagnosis sentenced for defrauding Social Security, others
TACOMA, Wash. -- A 36-year-old Steilacoom woman was sentenced Monday to 60 days home confinement and 100 hours of community service for defrauding Social Security Disability and the Army's health care system of more than $100,000 in benefits, U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes said. "Maria Sanchez-Kountz pretended to have terminal cancer to secure prescription opiates and Social Security disability benefits," the U.S. attorney's office said in a news release.