Lafayette woman charged with fraud and theft

Yoko Sexton-Harris (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Yoko Sexton-Harris (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman is charged with welfare fraud and theft.

Investigators said Yoko Sexton-Harris, 36, was charged with four felonies after receiving more than $10,000 in benefits that she was not eligible to receive.

According to investigators, Sexton-Harris failed to state that she was married and that she had hidden her husband’s name on a copy of their lease. They said that her husband’s income and his unemployment benefits from Illinois were also not reported.

Investigators allege that the fraud took place over a period of 13 months in 2012 into early 2013.

Sexton Harris now faces four felony counts for welfare fraud and theft. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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