Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Elizabeth Correa (60, Tampa) with three counts of wire fraud, three counts of false statement or fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation, one count of theft of government funds, and one count of making a false statement to a federal agency. Continue reading
A former Dayton-area U.S. Postal Service worker is alleged to have participated in 35 motorcycle races during an 18-month period in which he was disabled or on light duty, according to federal court documents. Continue reading
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
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.
From the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Insurance Fraud Section:
Samuel D. Carbo Jr., 58, of the 100 block of Highland Drive, Coatesville, Chester County, is charged with 1,190 counts of failure of employer to carry workman’s compensation insurance. Continue reading
Two former U.S. Postal Service employees were sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining federal worker’s compensation benefits, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler. Continue reading
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
Today, former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee Rodolfo Vázquez-Soto was found guilty on all counts of fraud associated with Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez. Continue reading
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.
Assistant 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.
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. Postal Service employee Doreen Allen, age 51, of Temple Hills, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to theft of government property arising from a scheme to fraudulently obtain over $25,000 in worker’s compensation benefits.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Paul L. Bowman of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.
According to her plea agreement, Allen was employed by the United States Postal Service as a city carrier at the Capital Heights, Maryland, Processing and Distribution Facility. On September 27, 2002, Allen filed an injury claim which qualified her for Worker’s Compensation. Allen began receiving benefits in November 2002 from the Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs (OWCP), including reimbursement for travel expenses for medical treatment related to her injury.
Between July 2012 and September 2015, Allen received reimbursement for travel expenses for medical care related to one of her injury claims. This compensation was based on vouchers that Allen submitted for 721 trips to receive medical care. Allen admitted that approximately 27 of those trips were for medical care, while the remaining 694 were unrelated. Allen submitted numerous forms to OWCP falsely certifying that she had driven round trip from her home in Temple Hills to a doctor’s office in Laurel, Maryland for medical treatment related to her injury. As a result, Allen fraudulently received $27,639.10 in travel reimbursements.
Allen faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis scheduled Allen’s sentencing for September 13, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.