A Hilo judge granted a 37-year-old Idaho woman a deferral of her guilty plea in a welfare fraud case.
On Thursday, Judge Glenn Hara ordered Julie Breuer of Sandpoint, Idaho, to pay $18,289 in restitution to the Hawaii Department of Human Services. He also sentenced her to five years of supervision, and one year in jail with credit for time she served in Idaho before posting jail with the remaining jail time taken under advisement. If she complies with the terms of her supervision, Breuer will not have to serve the remaining jail time and her conviction will be expunged from the record.
Breuer was also ordered to perform 500 hours of community service and to make reasonable efforts within the next to years to sell vacant land she owns in Idaho and apply the proceeds of the sale to her restitution.
Breuer fraudulently obtained financial assistance, food stamps and child care assistance in Hawaii County by falsely reporting that the father of her minor children was not in the home.