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Minnesota Woman Sentenced for Theft of Government Property

March 14, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McGregor, Minnesota, woman charged with Theft of Government Property changed her plea to guilty and was sentenced on March 14, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Anne Lezley Wyatt, age 43, was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, including six months of home confinement, and must pay $26,806.88 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Wyatt was indicted for Theft of Government Property by a federal grand jury on August 17, 2010. The charge relates to Wyatt knowingly converting to her own use and spending social security retirement benefits paid into an account for the benefit of her deceased mother between October 2007 and October 2009.

This case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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