Postal Worker Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay Almost $1.0 Million in Workers Comp Case

GREAT FALLS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Deborah Joy Durand, a 55-year-old resident of Fruitland, Idaho, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $903,316.48 in restitution and forfeiture. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris Morris presided over the sentencing hearing. Continue reading

Postal worker convicted of comp fraud gets 21 months in prison

DALLAS — Tonya Evans, 52, a former U.S. Postal Service employee, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $98,888.73 in restitution for participating in a scheme to defraud the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP), announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
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Texas postal worker convicted of workers comp fraud gets 21 month prison term

DALLAS — McArthur Baker, 69, a former U.S. Postal Service employee, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP), announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. Continue reading

Ohio letter carrier indicted for worker’s compensation fraud

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Nicole M. Gates of Wickliffe, with false statements and fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Gates, a mail carrier employed by the U.S. Postal Service, falsely represented her physical limitations in connection with her receipt of workers’ compensation benefits.

US-Department-Of-Justi_fmtAssistant United States Attorney Megan R. Miller is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

If convicted, the court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum. In most cases, it will be less than the maximum.