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Newfields Woman Sentenced To 12 Months And One Day For Stealing Veteran’s Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2014

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Amy Greeley, 43, of Newfields, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 12 months and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of misappropriating a veteran’s benefits and using them for her personal benefit, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

            Greeley served as the fiduciary for benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of her father during the period from September 2002 through June 2011.  As her father’s fiduciary, Greeley was obligated to use the funds solely for her father’s benefit.  Beginning in May 2005 through June 2011, Greeley transferred the funds from the fiduciary account to accounts she controlled and spent the funds for her personal benefit.  Greeley filed false annual reports with the VA indicating that the funds were in the fiduciary account.  Those reports included the forged signatures of bank officials purportedly certifying the accuracy of the reports.  Greeley was removed as the fiduciary in June 2011, after having stolen approximately $251,534 in benefits.   The VA was reimbursed in its entirety before Greeley was sentenced.

            The government requested a sentence of 24 months based on the advisory federal sentencing guideline.  The court imposed the 12 months and a day sentence to be followed by a two year period of supervised release after she completes her prison sentence.  During the term of supervised release Greeley’s behavior will be monitored by the United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office.

The case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division and prosecuted by First Assistant United States Attorney Donald Feith.

 

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