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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tulsa Woman Sentenced to 48 Months Probation, $112,800 Restitution for Theft of Government Funds

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JANET CAROLYN JONES, age 65, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 4 years of probation and restitution of $112,865 for 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 defendant JONES pled guilty in September, 2014 to an Information alleging that from in or about September 2000 through September 2013, 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 Ora Dell Dixon, a/k/a, Ora Dell Trento, as retirement benefits, to which the defendant knew she was not entitled and having a value in excess of $1,000.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015