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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

PHILADELPHIA - Barbaranne Siebert, 48, of Philadelphia, 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 retirement benefits intended for her mother, after her mother’s death in December 2010 until July 2013.  The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $44,788.20.

 

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a 3‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $44,788.20, a $250,000 fine, 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.

 

Updated February 19, 2015