A Soldotna woman has been indicted for lying on her 2010 Permanent Fund Dividend application.
According to the state departments of Law and Revenue, a Juneau Grand Jury has charged 62-year-old Sherrie Ann Ace of one count of unsworn falsification in the first degree, a Class C felony. The indictment also charges Ace of second degree attempted theft, a Class A misdemeanor.
Ace could face a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $50,000 if she is convicted of lying on her PFD application. If she is convicted of the attempted theft charge, the maximum sentence would be a year in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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