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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chester County Woman Charged In Fraud Scheme

Barbara Stanley, 60, of Nottingham, Pennsylvania was charged by Indictment , filed October 15, 2013, with a scheme to defraud the government regarding worker compensation benefits, announced United States Attorney Zane D. Memeger. Stanley is charged with five counts of wire fraud, two counts of theft of Government funds, one count of false statements, and three counts of false or fraudulent statements regarding workers= compensation benefits. The indictment alleges that between July 2006 and December 2010, Stanley continued to collect workers= compensation payments from the Department Of Labor=s Office of Workers= Compensation Programs even after she had recovered from her alleged work related injury. Defendant=s misrepresentations resulted in the defendant receiving an overpayment of approximately $164,428.20, which she knew she was not entitled to receive.

The indictment further alleges that Stanley received $50,094 in Office of Personnel Management disability retirement benefits that she knew she was not entitled to receive. She wrongfully converted to her own use at least $37,639.64 of those funds, resulting in total losses to the government of approximately $202,067.84

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible statutory sentence of more than 100 years in prison, a $2.75 million fine, and three years supervised release.  

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General, and the Office of Personnel Management Office of the Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Moshang III.

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An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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