LEWISTON — A Lewiston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $10,000 worth of welfare benefits.

Amina Ege was indicted this week on multiple counts of theft by deception, aggravated forgery and unsworn falsification.

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The Sun Journal reports that authorities allege the 41-year-old Ege lied about the fact that she was living with a man who provided her with financial support and of failing to disclose that she had received a worker’s compensation settlement.

The result of those omissions, according to the indictment, was Ege receiving more than $10,000 worth of food stamp benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and housing assistance.

She allegedly received benefits over a nine-year period from 2004 through 2013.

Ege has been summoned to appear in court. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer.