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Ardmore Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that PATRICIA ANN RABORN age 56, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Theft of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 641 and 2.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or around July 2006, and continuing until in or around February, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and willfully embezzle, steal, and purloin money of the Social Security Administration, namely, Social Security Disability Income payments to which she knew she was not entitled, having a value in excess of $1,000.00. The Indictment further alleged that beginning in or around March 2005, and continuing until in or around October, 2012, the defendant had knowledge of the occurrence of an event affecting the right to receive or continue to receive Social Security Disability Income payments.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015