MAN SENTENCED FOR FRAUD
BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr., announced that U.S. Chief District Judge Ralph E. Tyson sentenced OSCAR HILLS, IV, 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to thirty-three months in prison, to pay restitution of $88,797.48, and to three years supervised release after imprisonment. Judge Tyson ordered Hills to pay restitution to Ascension Credit Union, Eagle Louisiana Federal Credit Union, and State Farm Fire and Casualty Company.
HILLS pled guilty on April 26, 2010 to four counts of wire fraud. HILLS submitted a false and fraudulent claim for a storm loss to State Farm. In the course of investigating the false insurance claim, investigators discovered that HILLS also submitted false and fraudulent documents to Ascension Credit Union and Eagle Louisiana Federal Credit Union which caused losses to the credit unions.
The investigation of HILLS was conducted by Special Agent Joseph Gahn of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rene Salomon and Susan Amundson.
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