Oxnard pair sentenced to 14 months for more than $90K in theft using food stamps

An Oxnard couple was sentenced Monday to 14 months in Ventura County jail for abusing government food assistance benefits, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

Gerardo Vaca Navarro, 61, and Martha Leticia Navarro, 62, both of Oxnard, pleaded guilty in June 2016 to one count of grand theft and two counts of fraudulently transferring CalFresh and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. They also admitted to trafficking over $50,000 in those benefits.

Between January 2012 and October 2014, the pair illegally redeemed $93,868 in electronic benefit transfer benefits by exchanging them for cash at Chivas Market, located at 3728…

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