Tucker woman accused of welfare fraud

A Hambleton woman accused of welfare fraud remained in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail Wednesday with bond set at $70,000 cash only.

ReNee Michelle Fansler, 32, was arraigned Wednesday in Tucker County for alleged fraud with access devices, a felony.

The criminal complaint alleges Fansler used a food stamp card belonging to another person, and used that card seven times from May 14 to 16. The complaint alleges Fansler also used the card to obtain money as payment for the victim “staying with her.”

Fansler’s preliminary hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Upon conviction, a charge of fraud with access devices carries a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or imprisonment in a state penitentiary for not more than 10 years.