AUGUSTA — An Oakland woman was indicted Friday by a grand jury in Kennebec County on charges of theft for allegedly receiving six years’ worth of state welfare benefits to which she was not entitled.

Laura M. Mathieu, 50, faces one count of theft by deception for taking benefits amounting to more than $10,000 from April 1, 2008, through March 26. The indictment says she maintained that her husband did not live with her and was not contributing to household income, which the state says is false. The benefits were from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, the State Supplement Program, the Emergency Assistance Program and MaineCare.

Mathieu also faces four counts of unsworn falsification that accuse her of failing to indicate her husband was living with her and contributing to the household income on an application she filed with the state on Feb. 10, June 25, and Dec. 11 in 2012; and on July 11, 2013. One application indicates two children were living with her.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt; instead, it indicates there is sufficient evidence to bring formal charges and a trial.

A number of other people were indicted by the same grand jury on Friday:

• James R. Batey, 28, of Augusta, theft by unauthorized taking Aug. 3 in Augusta.

• Jonathan L. Beaulieu, 42, of Sidney, theft by unauthorized taking July 7 in Sidney.

• Tanya L. Boutelle, 52, of Lewiston, burglary, forgery, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release Aug. 11-21 in Monmouth,

• Daniel Lorenzo Bowie, 34, of Biddeford, operating after revocation, failure to stop for an officer and violation of condition of release Nov. 7 in Augusta.

• John Howard Bowler, 34, of Gardiner, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking July 13-17 in Gardiner.

• Dustin B. Brooks, 28, of Augusta, unlawful possession of heroin and unlawful possession of methadone Aug. 19 in Chelsea.

• Michael E. Brown II, 36, of Augusta, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking Oct. 28 in Winthrop.

• Anthony David Buck, 27, of Livermore, aggravated assault and violation of condition of release Oct. 29 in Augusta.

• Michelle H. Campbell, 24, of Mount Vernon, theft by deception and violation of condition of release Nov. 8 in Augusta.

• Shaun C. Campbell, 33, of New York City, unlawful possession of cocaine base, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful possession of cocaine and criminal forfeiture of $295 in U.S. currency Nov. 3 in Augusta.

• Joshua D. Carey, 41, of Augusta, unlawful possession of heroin and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person Nov. 13 in Augusta.

• Leslie F. Cimpher, 75, of Farmingdale, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release Sept. 23 in Waterville.

• Wayne T. Clark, 28, of Clinton, two counts of gross sexual assault and four counts of unlawful sexual contact June 1-Aug. 19, 2014, in Clinton.

• Steffan Collins, 18, of Manhattan, N.Y., unlawful trafficking of crack cocaine, unlawful furnishing of crack cocaine, refusing to submit to arrest and criminal forfeiture of $1,190 in U.S. currency Oct. 18 in Augusta.

• Christian M. Cooper, 21, of Augusta, three counts of possession of sexually explicit materials Nov. 12 in Gardiner.

• Kyle G. Corrieri, 29, of Rome, domestic violence assault Nov. 8 in Winthrop.

• Joshua J. Cote, 35, of Augusta, unlawful possession of oxycodone Oct. 6, 2011, in Augusta.

• Darren James Donaghy, 53, of West Gardiner, aggravated assault and terrorizing with a dangerous weapon (a hammer) June 18 in West Gardiner.

• Anthony Dow Jr., 23, of Augusta, two counts of domestic violence assault and one of violation of condition of release Nov. 26 in Augusta.

• Michael E. Downes, 46, of Lewiston, operating after revocation, violation of condition of release Sept. 15 in Monmouth.

• Zachary Ryan Eaton, 25, of Oakland, domestic violence assault Nov. 1 in Oakland.

• Michael W. Field, 35, of Orrington, operating after revocation and violation of condition of release Aug. 5 in Augusta.

• Stephen Allen Frappier, 28, of Madison, theft by unauthorized taking, forgery, violation of condition of release and operating after suspension Oct. 17 in Vassalboro.

• Zachary R. Gilbert, 31, of Winslow, two counts of aggravated trafficking of heroin and one count of unlawful possession of heroin Nov. 19 in Waterville.

• Levar A. Green, 37, of Waterville, violation of condition of release and violation of a protective order Oct. 17-24, 2014, in Augusta.

• Douglas K. Harriman, 49, of Monmouth, operating after revocation Aug. 27 in Monmouth.

• Jerica L. Hersom, 23, of Augusta, receiving stolen property, forgery and violation of condition of release March 3 in Augusta.

• Christopher C. McPherson, 28, of Augusta, criminal operating under the influence Nov. 26 in Augusta.

• Denis S. Moore II, 34, of Augusta, domestic violence assault, aggravated criminal trespass, assault and violation of condition of release Oct. 29 in Augusta.

• Gregory A. Ouellet, 35, of Augusta, theft by unauthorized taking Dec. 1 in Augusta.

• Devon A. Palmer, 18, of Camden, unlawful trafficking of cocaine and unlawful possession of cocaine Sept. 16 in Farmingdale.

• Billy Pizarro, 34, of Augusta, domestic violence assault and criminal mischief Aug. 30 in Augusta.

• Benjamin F. Rideout III, 23, of Augusta, unlawful possession of heroin April 25 in Augusta.

• Joel M. Roldan, 37, of Waterville, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon (a bus cutter) and refusing to submit to arrest Nov. 26 in Waterville.

• Tasha M. Sampson, 29, of Pittston, theft by unauthorized taking June 26 in Gardiner.

• Zachary T. Sawyer, 26, of Waterville, domestic violence assault and criminal mischief Nov. 23 in Waterville.

• Dwayne B. Stevens, 50, aggravated criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction Aug. 15 in Augusta.

• Jennifer L. Swan, 44, of Augusta, forgery and theft by unauthorized taking June 1, 2012-July 1, 2014.

• Aaron M. Tardiff, 27, of Augusta, two counts of assault July 18 in Augusta; assault, aggravated criminal trespass, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, terrorizing, refusing to submit to arrest and violation of condition of release Dec. 13, all in Augusta.

• Luc William Tieman, 31, of Fairfield, aggravated criminal mischief Sept. 5 in Winslow.

• Harley M. Vinal, 24, of Randolph, unlawful possession of heroin, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release Sept. 28 in Augusta.

• Keli E. White, 32, of Belgrade, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release Sept. 28 in Augusta.

• Barry S. Williams, 60, of Gardiner, dissemination of sexually explicit materials and possession of sexually explicit materials May 22-July 17, 2014.

• Cody D. Wittenberg, 24, of Freehold, N.J., unlawful trafficking of MDA and/or MDMA (a form of ecstasy), unlawful trafficking in ketamine, unlawful furnishing of ketamine, unlawful possession of MDA and/or MDA, and unlawful possession of ketamine Sept. 19 in Gardiner.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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