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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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October 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bunker Hill Resident Sentenced for
Spending Son’s SSI Monies

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 26 year old Bunker Hill, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on October 25, 2010, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that JESSICA MARIE CURTIS was sentenced to six months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $30,000. CURTIS entered a plea of guilty in August 2010 to one count of an Indictment charging her with accepting SSI monies on behalf of her son and instead of spending it on her son’s needs, she spent it on herself. The SSI monies amounted to approximately $30,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General.

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