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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chester County Man Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

PHILADELPHIA - Wayne Tiffany, 57, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with one count of theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the information, the defendant received Social Security benefits intended for his deceased paramour, after her death in April 2010 until his fraud was discovered in February 2015.  The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $39,028.         

 

If convicted, the defendant faces a substantial period of incarceration, a 3‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $39,028, a fine of up to $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.

 

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.

 

An Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 4, 2016