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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015

IRS Employee Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

PHILADELPHIA - Robin Wood, 45 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged today by Indictment with wire fraud and theft of approximately $45,312 in government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

 

According to the indictment, for approximately 100 weeks between November 10, 2007, and July 3, 2010, the defendant received unemployment compensation, for which she fraudulently claimed each week she was eligible when, in fact, she was employed by the Internal Revenue Service and receiving a salary.

 

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible statutory sentence of 20 years in prison, restitution, up to three years of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.

 

The case was investigated by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrea G. Foulkes.

 

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

Updated September 4, 2015