“Snapped” Suspects in Court

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Five more suspects caught up in an operation to prosecute those illegally obtaining government benefits made court appearances.

Brandi Bernard, Kristina McNemar and Ashley Lombardi are all charged with illegal use of SNAP benefits and tampering with records. All plead not guilty.

Nicole Sabo plead not guilty to illegal use of SNAP benefits, telecommunications fraud and tampering with records. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Christopher Sabo also plead not guilty to illegal use of SNAP benefits and telecommunications fraud.

In all 18 people were arrested during operation “Snapped Off.” The Muskingum County Prosecutors Office said those arrested stole a total of $315,000 from tax payers when they received government benefits illegally.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.