Tiffany G. Bremner Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on April 24, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris, TIFFANY G. BREMNER was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 15 months
Supervised Release: 3 years
Bremner, of Browning, Montana, was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to Theft of Government Funds. The Court also ordered that she pay restitution in the amount of $58,702.00.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zeno B. Baucus, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
Bremner, age 31, applied for United States Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services benefits from approximately February 2002 through June 2009.
During that period, Bremner was required to represent the accurate composition of her
Despite not maintaining custody of her son during the majority of this period, Bremner misrepresented that she had physical custody of them. The appropriate agencies relied on these misrepresentations in determining the eligibility and amounts of her benefits. As a result of her misrepresentations, Bremner obtained approximately $58,700.00 in benefits.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the (truth in sentencing( guidelines mandate that Bremner will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Bremner does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
The investigation was conducted primarily by the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture.