By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater woman has been accused of fraudulently obtaining $13,077 in food stamps by failing to report her employment income during a 26-month period, court records showed today.

An arrest warrant was issued last week for Stacy Lanette Dale, 38, also known as Stacey Cantley, who has not yet appeared in court.

Dale “failed to report her income from Stillwater Group Homes,” to the state Department of Human Services, which administers the food stamp program, now called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), for the United States Department of Agriculture, an affidavit alleged.

Pay stub records “showed that Stillwater Group Homes paid Stacy Dale biweekly wages during the period of 6/8/2017 through 8/29/2019,” according to an affidavit by DHS Agent Brandon Hagain.

“The transaction report indicated the overwhelming majority of the benefits were spent in Stillwater,” the affidavit alleged.

“Stacy Dale had been issued $13,077 in SNAP assistance she was not eligible to receive for the period from June 2017 through August 2019, the affidavit alleged.

If convicted of obtaining food stamps by fraud, Dale could be given as much as a two-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.