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Federal Grand Jury Indictment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2012

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Columbia, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Aiken Theft of Government Funds Indictment
Mark Alexander Kraft, age 55, of Aiken, South Carolina, was charged in an 8-count Indictment with theft of government funds and making false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the United States government, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 641 and 1001.  The maximum penalty Kraft could receive is 10 years imprisonment.  The case was investigated by agents of the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Columbia office for prosecution.

Columbia False Claims
David Voss, age 55, of Columbia, was charged in a 2-count Indictment with making false claims and receiving money without entitlement, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 287 and Title 38, United States Code, Section 6102.  The maximum penalty Voss could receive is 5 years imprisonment.  The case was investigated by agents of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Columbia office for prosecution.

Rock Hill Couple Charged with Credit Card Fraud
Teneka LaShawn Hall, age 29, and Kyree Demar McDonald, age 23, both of Rock Hill, were charged in a two count Indictment with Credit Card Fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3) and Aggravated Identity Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A.  The maximum penalty Hall and McDonald could receive is 10 years imprisonment for credit card fraud plus a mandatory, consecutive 24 month sentence for aggravated identity theft and fines of up to $250,000.  The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney T. DeWayne Pearson of the Columbia office for prosecution.

Sumter Woman Charged with Embezzlement
Jolly D. Walraven, age 51, of Sumter, was charged in a 1-count Indictment with Embezzlement by a Bank Officer, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 656.  The maximum penalty Walraven could receive is 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.  The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney T. DeWayne Pearson of the Columbia office for prosecution. The United States Attorney stated that all charges in this Indictment is merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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