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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Woman Indicted in Ocala For Theft Of Nearly $1 Million Dollars Of Treasury Department Funds

Ocala, FL - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Centerria Shantia Farmer with theft of funds belonging to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. If convicted, Farmer faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Farmer that the United States is seeking a money judgment in the amount of $902,639.78, which represents the proceeds of the theft of government property.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the United States Secret Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diidri W. Robinson.

Updated January 26, 2015