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Watervliet Woman Sentenced for Making False Statements

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Eunice Ting, age 69, of Watervliet, New York, was sentenced on Friday to 1 year of probation, to pay a $10,000 fine, and to pay full restitution for making a false statement to obtain benefits from the United States Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), Northeast Area Field Office, made the announcement.

In pleading guilty, Ting admitted that between December 2013, and March 2020, she submitted hundreds of materially false and fraudulent forms to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs seeking reimbursement for travel she did not do. Specifically, she falsely claimed workers’ compensation benefits for medically related travel to and from a local YMCA for purported “aquatic therapy” when she had not received any such therapy and did not travel to the YMCA as claimed. She received a total of $26,983 from the Department of Labor because of her fraudulent submissions.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. ordered Ting to pay $26,983 in restitution, which Ting paid at sentencing.

USPS-OIG investigated this case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping prosecuted it.

Updated August 14, 2023

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