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Charged With Fraud Involving Government Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2012

 

Hazel Thomas, 55, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Information with one count of making false statements to a Federal Government Agency in order to collect government benefits intended for her deceased father, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 5 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; a $250,000 fine; restitution of $17,380.83, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, and the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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