E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse 1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128 Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
May 2, 2011 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
Fort Wayne, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that it filed an Information on March 17, 2011, and the defendant entered a plea of guilty on March 28, 2011. Defendant Vanwagner is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2011.
Anne Vanwagner, 26, of Garrett, Indiana, is charged in a single count Information with having been appointed representative payee for minor child’s Social Security benefits, converted such benefits to own use and not use of child who was in foster care between on or about March 2009 and continuing to on or about May 2010. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.