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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Roff Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that MARY LOUISE FARRIS, a/k/a Mary Louise Allen, age 42, of Roff, Oklahoma, pled guilty to an Information charging her with Theft Of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

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

The Information alleged that from on or about February 22, 2012 to on or about December 18, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant did willfully and knowingly embezzle, steal and convert to her own use, money and things of value from the Social Security Administration, an agency of the United States, which had been paid to Mary Lou Allen, as widow benefits, to which the defendant knew she was not entitled and having a value in excess of $1,000.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015