ATLANTA - Two former Georgia employees have pleaded guilty to stealing about $600,000 in food stamps.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said Gene Tell and Kristy Nicole Williams pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of wire fraud in connection with the scheme.
The two worked at the DeKalb County office of the state Division of Family and Child Services.
Prosecutors say the two created fraudulent food stamp accounts and then reaped the benefits.
They could receive a sentence of up to 60 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. The sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 8.