Any person who by any fraudulent device obtains, or attempts to obtain, or aids or
abets any person to obtain, public assistance, pursuant to this chapter, to which
he or she is not entitled, or who willfully fails to report income or resources as
provided in this chapter, shall be guilty of larceny and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than five (5) years or by a fine of
not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both, if the value of the public assistance
to which he or she is not entitled shall exceed five hundred dollars ($500); or by
imprisonment by less than one year or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars
($500), or by both, if the value of the public assistance to which he or she is not
entitled shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).
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