VA Cashier Charged with Stealing from Cash Drawer
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Wanda Strong, 41, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, while she was employed as an Agent Cashier at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Strong stole approximately $4,298.98 from her cash drawer over a period of a few months.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Administration conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.