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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 30, 2013

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

PHILADELPHIA - Mary Joyner, 25, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Information with theft of public funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”), announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  It is alleged that the defendant submitted fraudulent time sheets while she was assigned to the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and took compensation for nursing aide services that she had not rendered.  The VA paid approximately $87,000 for such services that it never received.

If convicted, the defendant faces 10 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release after imprisonment of three years, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Veteran’s Affairs Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Beth Leahy.

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

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525