YAKIMA, Wash. - A federal judge has sentenced five Mattawa women to three years of probation for their part in a day care fraud case.
Four of the women pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of asking a witness to lie. They also were ordered to make restitution of up to $2,816 each for state child care overpayments.
Restitution has not been set for the fifth woman, who had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge.
All of the women were initially charged with fraudulently taking money from state Department of Social and Health Services programs to care for children of low-income migrant farm workers. They eventually pleaded guilty to lesser charges.