Milwaukee (WKOW) – A woman who collected roughly $3 million in taxpayer subsidies from her Milwaukee child care centers is sentenced to 14 months in federal prison.
Latasha Jackson, now listed as Latasha Wilder, pleaded guilty in May to fraud, theft and conspiracy. She was ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution during her sentencing Friday.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chief U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert said Jackson's "greed and dishonesty" undercut the safety net that many poor people rely on.
The 34-year-old admitted she defrauded state and federal programs designed to help poor mothers go to work. Court documents also show she collected money for kids who did not attend her centers.
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