Warminster Man Charged With Theft Of Government Funds
William E. Gardner, 67, of Warminster, Pennsylvania was charged today by information with one count of theft of Government funds, and one count of social security fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane D. Memeger. The information alleges that between May 22, 2005 and January 2014, William E. Gardner implemented a scheme to receive and convert to his own use survivor's insurance benefits intended for a family member for a period of almost nine years after the family member's death, resulting in total losses to the government of approximately $104,615.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in prison, a $500,000.00 fine, three years supervised release, and restitution of $104,615.
The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Moshang III.
An Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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