Philadelphia Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds
Peggy Holmes, 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 March 2014. The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $33,952.
If convicted, the defendant faces a term of imprisonment, a three‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $33,952, 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 Christopher E. Parisi.
An information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.