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W.Va. Woman Accused of Stealing U.S. Benefits


  A St. Albans woman has been accused of stealing more than $80,000 in Social Security benefits.

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury in Charleston indicted 64-year-old Regina Ancion on one count of theft of government money.

The indictment accuses Ancion of stealing checks made out to a deceased relative between November 2006 and November 2013.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine upon conviction. She also could be ordered to pay restitution.

It wasn’t immediately known whether Ancion has an attorney. She doesn’t have a listed telephone number.